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 Iranian Lhotse 2002 

Iranian Lhotse expedition lead by Eghbal Atlaky Aghbelsn with 12 members.

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Iranian Climbers in Everest icefall Spring 2002

Several of the climbers in their Everest dispatches have mentioned the Iranian climbers. Sounds like everything going fine for them so far (4/23/2002).

Update 5/8/2002: Dear EverestNews.com: We have just got this news few minutes ago during a phone call with Sadegh Aghajani the president of I.R. Iran Mountaineering Federation and leader of Iranian Lhotse Expedition:

All 14 members of the Iranian expedition are healthy and they could climb up to 8000 meter and return to the base camp for a rest. After few days rest and if the weather be good they will climb up to the Summit ”InshAllal”. There are some climbers in team which had already climbed Everest and the route is familiar for them.

Best wishes

Homayoun Bakhtiyari

I.R.Iran Mountaineering Federation

Foreign Secretary


Update 5/13/2002: Six members of the Iranian Lhotse Expedition 2002 left base camp towards camp2 today. They are going to make themselves ready for the summit bid. It has been expected they will leave to summit tomorrow. The second team will leave BC to C2 tomorrow. According to the latest weather forecast received from Iranian meteorological organization the next two today weather will be partly cloudy and it might have 10cm snow so both teams should wait for good weather.

Homayoun Bakhtiyari

I.R.Iran Mountaineering Federation


Update 5/15/2002: Dear EverestNews.com, The first team of Iranian reached 8000m of Lhotse today 15.05.02 and second team to 7300 meters.The weather was bad but they strongly climbed up. 


The summit bid will be tomorrow very early in the morning at about 2am.First team is contains six climbers and Sherpas. The second team will climb up to 8000m tomorrow to be ready for second summit attacked and stay as the back up of the first team. Members of Iranian expedition are:

1-Sadegh Aghajani (Leader): Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Gasherbrum II

2-Eghbal Aflaki: (Previous 8000m Climb: Makalu)

3-Reza Zarei: (Previous 8000m  Climbs: Makalu – Cho Oyu)

4-Davoud Khadem: (Previous 8000m  Climbs: Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma)

5-Mohammad Oraz: (Previous 8000m Climbs: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma)

6-Mohammad Hassan Najarian: (Previous 8000m Climbs: Everest, Makalu, Gasherbrum II)

7-Jalal Cheshmehghasabani: (Previous 8000m Climbs: Everest, Makalu)

8-Akbar Mehdizadeh: (Previous 8000m Climbs: Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma)

9-Amin Azimi

10-Hammid Naserri

11-Mahmoud Godarzi

12-Moghbel Honarpajoh

13-Reza Bahodorani

14-Reza Solaimani


Best wishes

Homayoun Bakhtiyari

I.R.Iran Mountaineering Federation

Foreign Secretary


Update 5/16/2002: Dear EverestNews.com,   They did the 6th one.  Six members of Iranian Lhotse expedition successfully climbed 4th highest peak of the world at 11.55 on 16.05.2002.  The first team of Iranian expedition left camp 4 at 8000m at 1.30 am and after 10.30 hours could stand on the Lhotse peak. This team was included 6 Iranian and 2 Sherpas. After Summit the are heading down towards camp 2.They had met the second team which remained on camp 4 for the second summit attack.

  Second team will probably contains 5-6 climbers and 2 sherpas. They will leave camp 4 to the summit tomorrow early in the morning.   Lhotse is the 6th 8000m peak which Iranian could climbed.  Congratulate to them and you.  All the best, Homayoun

Update Update 5/18/2002: The second team did Summit...

Update 5/20/2002: Mt. Lhotse Summitted

Twelve members and Three High Altitude Sherpa of Iranian Lhotse Expedition have succeeded to climb 8516 meter high Mt. Lhotse from the West Face on the following date and time.

Name of Summitters    DOB       Summit Date     Address & Time

Mr. Qalal Cheshmeh Ghasabam 26/Oct/1959  11:55 AM  Hamedan, Iran 5/16

Mr. Mohammad Hossan Najarian 22 June 1965 11:55 AM Naghadeh, Iran 5/16

Mr. Akbar Mehdi Zademagh 23 June 1975 11:55 AM  Hamedan, Iran 5/16

Mr. Amin Azimi Akbar  21 Mar 1980  11:55 AM  Hamedan, Iran 5/16 

Mr. Reza Bahadorani 12 Aug 1978 11:55 AM  Iran  5/16

Mr. Moghbel Honar Pagooh  1 July 1983   11:55 AM   Bookan, Iran 5/16 

Mr. Mingma Sherpa 23 Years  11:55 AM Makalu –9, 5/16   Sankhuwashabha

Mr. Chang Dawa Sherpa 19 Years11:55 AM Makalu – 9,5/16Sankhuwashabha

Mr. Egbal Aflaky 24 Sept 1954 11:55 AM  Takab, Iran 5/17  

Mr. Khademasl Davoud 19 June 1957 11:55 AM Tehran, Iran 5/17 

Mr. Mohammad Oraz 16 Sept 1969 11:55 AM  Naghadeh, Iran 5/17

Mr. Reza Zarei 06 July 1969 11:55 AM    Shemiran, Iran, 5/17

Mr. Hamid Naseri   27 Oct 1970  11:55 AM  Sarab, Iran 5/17

Mr. Reza Solaymani 19 Sept 1978 11:55 AM    Naghadeh, Iran 5/17

Mr. Lakpa Sherpa   41 Years  11:55 AM    Khumjung –1, 5/17 Solukhumbu

The Twelve (12) member Iranian Lhotse Expedition was permitted to climb 8516 meter high Mt. Lhotse from West Face under the leadership of Mr. Egbal Aflaky Aghbelagh Mousa during the Spring Season of 2002.

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