Current Tibet Date/Time
04.04.2003, Andrey Ershov: Our St. Petersburg
Everest - 2003 Jubilee Expedition has started. On
April 1 all nine members arrived in Kathmandu
where our Nepalese partners of Royal Mt. Trekking
met them. They were accommodated at the Harati
Hotel and they prepared and checked their
equipment, food and other necessary things on
April 2. Yesterday they arrived from Kathmandu to
Zangmu, crossed the border and spent a night at
the Zangmu Hotel. Today they have continued their
way to the Everest BC and have reached Nyalam.
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This expedition is
organized for the St. Petersburg Mountaineering
Federation and devoted the 300th anniversary of St.
Petersburg and the 50th anniversary of the Mt.
Everest first ascent. It includes very strong and
experienced climbers from Russia and other countries. Andrey Ershov (he has organized many expeditions in
the Pamirs, Tien-Shan, Kun-Lun and Himalayas) is the
expedition leader, Anatoly Moshnikov (he has done a
lot of high-altitude climbs, one ascent of Dhaulagiri
and two ascents of Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen)
is the expedition climbing leader and coach.
The training period
is finished and the Expedition Organizing Committee
announced the participants of the expedition:
On April 01 all members of the St. Petersburg Everest - 2003 Jubilee
Expedition will arrive in Kathmandu and will drive to Tibet on April 03.
number of our team members but 9 persons will try to climb Mt. Everest via
1. Mr. Anatoly Moshnikov (St.
Petersburg, Russia) - climbing team leader
2. Mr. Dmitry Pryutts (St.
Petersburg, Russia) - expedition doctor
3. Mr. Nikolay Totmianin (St.
4. Mrs. Marina Ershova (St.
5. Mr. Vladimir Gaidamak (Omsk,
Russia, lives in Germany)
6. Mr. Andrey Dulskiy (Irkutsk,
7. Mr. Vladimir Belous (Bratsk,
8. Mr. Tom Masterson (Quebec,
9. Mr. Oleg Nasedkin (Moscow,
In Nepal and Tibet our expedition will be served by Royal Mt. Trekking and
Best regards, Andrey Ershov
All of them except
and the doctor will try to climb Mt. Everest. At least
three persons want to do that without bottled oxygen.