Daily News: 5/1/2000 Report
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2000: Lhotse 2000: Cho
- Everest North &
expeditions who were looking to Summit early are behind. Nothing a few days of
good weather and several strong Sherpa climbers probably could not fix. But
somewhat surprising based on when many of these expeditions arrived. Note the
"commercial expeditions" EverestNews.com has been featuring were not
planning on early Summits and appear to be right on schedule.
However, if fewer go
early, then they will have more climbers are the mountain when they go than they
were expecting. Early Summits at this point
would need to be accomplished by climbers not using bottled oxygen, as the
necessary supplies for those using oxygen are not at the high camps yet.
Reports (see Jeffrey and Hugo's
near the end of today's news) indicate several expeditions have went back up the
mountain. Most just getting acclimated for a summit attempt.
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April AC Team acclimatization trip to Camp III
The lads left today for CII
and I've just heard they got in about 12.30pm. Yuki is going quite well and they
are both tired and thirsty and intend to spend the afternoon hydrating. After a
rest day tomorrow they will travel to CIII (7400m) where they will spend the
night to acclimatize to the thin air pressure at that height. After coming down
to base camp for a few days rest they will be in a position to make a summit
attempt somewhere in the first two weeks of May. BC doctor Rachel Bishop left
for Kunde Hospital today whilst husband Dr Jim Litch is now in residence with
the team here at BC. Adventure Consultants are the only expedition team to
employ specialist high altitude doctors to ensure the well being of their team
'Home away from home!' ...
Adventure Consultants - Everest Base Camp The
side lines ... The
worlds highest soccer match? Each
afternoon climbers from all over the globe congregate in the Khumbu
icefall on the flanks of Mt Everest for an hour of "lung busting
effort" as described by Guy. "At 5,300m (17,500') the thin air makes
running extremely hard work so it is good cardiovascular training for our team
of climbers. It is also a great way to spend some recreational time with
climbers from all over the world who like to get out for a workout and have a
bit of fun".
- Everest North Side:
Three Dutch Climbers
Frits Vrijlandt, Steven Le Poole, and Joke Groenendaal: Frits and Steven, will
attempt to climb Everest via the North ridge. Joke will keep you updated.
in Base Camp BASE CAMP - Steven and Frits and the rest of the group have
returned to Base Camp this afternoon. After a week in Advanced Base Camp
and two nights spent at North Col, the climbers have descended to 5100 meters
to recover from their exertions. The body recovers much better at this
lower altitude that at 7100 meters, North Col Camp's height. Click
for entire article
Check them out: http://www.everest.home.nl/
for the full details.
- Everest Spring 2000: A 14 year boy
A 14 year boy, Temba Tshering Sherpa, plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring
2000 from the Nepal side of the mountain. Needless to say, he would be the youngest to
Summit Everest if successful. Temba Tsheri Sherpa born in
06/05/85 is climbing Mt. Everest. Temba got inspiration for climbing Mt. Everest from his
father and the fairy-tale he used to hear from friends and relatives about the success of
climbing Mt. Everest and the fame you earn after. The name Temba signifies one of the
manifestation of Lord Buddha, meaning as Temba Ringpoche. The middle name Tsheri signifies
as Tshe Ring meaning Long Life.
"boy" and his
expedition is at Base camp and at last notice was planning a mid May attempt.
The News is Elizabeth Hawley reportedly
has called this attempt "irresponsible".
EverestNews.com feels strongly in "freedom in the mountains", where
"who has the right" to judge others". But frankly this attempt
bothers us. Does a 14 year old boy understand the risks ?
We would love to know
your feelings on this attempt. Submit to email@example.com
A lone climber from Canadian
attempts the Summit from the South Side. His name is Jeffrey Warden, and he is from
Winnipeg Canada. He is climbing on a permit with Asian-Trekking.
Updates; 4/27/2000: The
weather continues to be the major obstacle. Anticipation is building
for most teams at base camp. If conditions improve [Friday], this should see
upward movement towards camps ,  & . Sherpas need to supply these
camps, camp  to receive oxygen bottles, along with tents & provisions.
Back up to camp , since returning from Khumjung. Winds at this altitude,
[24000ft] are 60+knots, have returned to base camp, weather is expected
to improve soon. No one has yet to summit this millennium, climbers are
becoming restless. All major Canadian newspapers are represented here, watch
for articles. Will begin final assault sometime between May 5-10.
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During the spring of 2000, our
expedition will return to Mount Everest, after two successful summits to the top of the
world (1997 and 1999), with the purpose that Babu Chiri Sherpa, our Sirdar Sherpa, will
establish a new world record of speed climbing the summit and Hugo Rodriguez will become
the first Mexican man to achieve three ascents to Mount Everest.
28th HUGO AT CAMP TWO: Almost
all the expeditions have gone
up to the advanced camps;
Hugo has ascended to camp 2. The Spanish expedition has returned after spending
8 days at camp 2, they look really tired and for what they talked with us they
will go down to any village with lower height in order to rest. Also
our Canadian partner [
Gabriel Filippi] had
to return from camp 1 due to health problems.
the base camp looks wilderness, only the support staff of the expeditions
remains here. The weather has improved notoriously, today we had a clear day
with a very pleasant temperature and weak wind at this height.
Well rested, ready to start
the summit climb, but high winds forecast
(80knots) on the Lhotse slopes.
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