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Mount Everest North Side Expedition
French


 Current Tibet Date/Time

Update: Two of the three alpinists of the Ofup Adventure team Olivier Besson and Pierre Blanc summited Everest this year by the north way the 22th of May. Christophe Jond stayed at 6500 meters camp base because he got problems with his back.

Their picture show for you is here.

The Everest adventure: The Everest & OFUP Adventure comprises of 3 professional alpinists: Pierre Blanc, Christophe Jond and Olivier Besson. (page down for the latest News)

copyright©Ofup Adventure team Olivier Besson and Pierre Blanc

 

Christophe Jond: mountain guide since 1984, Christophe Jond has been climbing since the age of 18 years old. This native of Megève started skiing at the age of 3 years old and competed until the age of 18; he is now 42 years old.

Olivier Besson: mountain guide and ski instructor since 15 years in the Megève-Chamonix area, Olivier Besson is already on his 4th climb of Everest. Coming from a family of many generations of mountain guides in the Chamonix Valley, Olivier Besson has been climbing since the age of 12 ou 13 years. He is now 41 years old.

Pierre Blanc: mountain guide and skiing and hiking instructor, Pierre Blanc has been climbing since very little. This native of Courchevel has been many times to Nepal where he has notably climbed the Ama Dablam (6 856m) and the Mera Peak (6 654m). To his achievements, he can add amongst others some of the highest summits of Europe (Le Mont Blanc, Le Cervin, Grandes Jorasses…).

The expedition program

-    1st April: leave Charmonix at 3h in the morning

-    2nd April: leave Paris Roissy for Katmandou via Doha

-    3rd April: arrive in Nepal – 3 days acclimatisation

-    6th April: arrive in Tibet – trip done by car

-   10th April: leaving for 4 days of hiking in the direction of the Chinese base camp

-   8 days of acclimatisation in the Chinese base camp (5300 m)

-   To join: 6  Sherpas (to help with the camp and equipment set-up until the summit is

reached) and 2 cooks (who will stay at the base camp)
-   20th April: start of the ascension by the north face / on the Tibetan side to access the base

camp (6500 m)

-           camp 1 at 7 100 m
-           camp 2 at 7 500 m
-           camp 3 at 7 900 m
-           camp 4 at 8 400 m
(4 days of acclimatisation in camp 4 before trying to reach the summit around mid May).

*At a height of 8848 m Everest is the only summit in the world where oxygen is compulsory in order to maintain all of ones senses.

Update: The French team OFUP Adventure will start in the night of the 20th of may and will be to the TOP between 8 and 10 of the morning (local hour) 21st of May.

 





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