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 The Colombian Himalayan Everest 2001 Expedition

The Colombian Himalayan Climbing team will attempt the Tibetan Standard (N-NE Ridge) route on Everest in Spring 2001. The Colombian Himalayan Climbing team is composed of ten people.

The trajectory has been: Everest, Fall '97, North Side, (No summits that season from any route) Manaslu, Fall '98, (Bad weather, avalanched forced retreat); Cho Oyu, Spring '99, Standard, 8201 meters (6 Summits); Everest, Spring '01, North Side, We will see what happens!

The Team:

Juan Pablo Ruiz (Team Leader)
Marcelo Arbelaez
Luis Alberto Camargo
Roberto Ariano
Gonzalo Ospina
Nelson Cardona
Fernando Gonzales
Manolo Barrios
Carlos Rodriguez (MD)
Miguel Vidales

At this point we know that least 7 climbers are going at this time. We are finalizing negotiations to get the rest of the team on. Unfortunately, I will not be able to go this time , due to work circumstances. I am setting up expedition learning programs for Latin Americans check it out (www.opepa.org) Our main sponsor is Agua Manantial (Panamco-Coca Cola). Our planed departure for Kathmandu is March 20. I will send more info your way as it comes available to us. 

Talk to you soon, Luis Alberto Camargo

Update 3/30/01: The team is in Katmandu finalizing logistics. Things are going well. As info rolls in, I'll keep you up to par. Luis

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