"No death on the Peak Promotion team!", is the headline of
the e-mail. Despite reports in newspapers and apparently on the internet,
there is no death on Peak Promotion Everest
In fact according to Wally Berg,
John Edwin Baker, Mr. Kami Sherpa, and the rest of the team were the first to
meet him at base camp. All are well and doing fine.
The reports of
Kami Sherpa's death are FALSE.
While the origination of these reports are unknown to EverestNews.com, clearly
the reporting of deaths on Everest without confirmation is unethical, immoral,
and just plain wrong.
Below is a statement EverestNews.com has
received from Wally Berg...
"This is Wally Berg reporting. I've just arrived at Everest Base Camp and the
first people I met were the strong and successful team from Peak Promotions,
having just returned from the summit of Mt. Everest.
The team includes Kami Sherpa (24) HAS, Jantarkhani-1, Okhaldhunga, Nepal who
reached the summit of Everest for the second time, Nima Tashi Sherpa (43
Yrs), Sirdar, Khumjung-7, Solukhumbu, Nepal who made his sixth summit, Da
Chhamba Sherpa (36 Yrs), HAS, Gudel-5, Solukhumbu, Nepal and Mr. John Edwin
Baker (48 Yrs), a diver from Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK.
Everyone is very healthy and happy to be back at Base Camp, very proud of
their accomplishment. Remarkably strong considering they've just come down
from the summit a couple of days ago."
copyright Wally Berg
Previous updates are below...
Peak Promotions, a Sherpa owned company is back on Everest
with a private guided expedition. You might recall them from last year's "A
Cancer's Survivors Journey to the World's highest Summit" expedition.
The Following 1 member & 3 Sherpas of "Peak Promotion Everest 2003" team have
been successful to climb the summit of 8848m. high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) on
22 May. 2003 at 12:00 noon.
Name of the Summiteers
1. Mr. John Edwin Baker (48 Yrs), Diver from Clacton-On-Sea, Essex,
2. Mr. Nima Tashi Sherpa (43 Yrs), Sirdar, Khumjung-7, Solukhumbu,
Nepal.(6 time including this)
3. Mr. Kami Sherpa (24 Yrs), HAS, Jantarkhani-1, Okhaldhunga, Nepal. (2
time including this)
4. Mr. Da Chhamba Sherpa (36 Yrs), HAS, Gudel-5, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
The 3 members of "Peak
Promotion Everest 2003" team was permitted to climb 8848 Meter high Sagarmatha
(Mt. Everest) from South East Ridge for the period of Seventy-five days from 9
April 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Wongchu Sherpa (35 Yrs), Trekking &
Mountaineering businessman & social worker from Tapting-1, Chyangba,