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 Daily News: 5/22/2000 Report

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Daily News: 5/22/2000 Report

  • Our report from Nepal has not arrived at Press time...
  • More Climbers to attempt the Summit tonight including:

Yes, the two mountaineers from Everest 2000 Expedition who did the first attempt to get to the summit will try it again tonight. Their names are Jordi Bonet and Jordi Camprubν. I'll let you know. 

Nica Dalmau
Projecte LaceNet

  • An Everest South Side Summary of sorts: We will attempt the North Side Summary for Tuesday.

Let's go down the list: 

1.) A private American expedition: www.everestcleanup.com   2000 Everest Environmental

A team of eight climbers and over 20 Sherpas will climb to Camp 4 on Everest this spring to attempt to bring down hundreds of discarded oxygen bottles and tons of trash left by other climbers in the past. The climbers will also attempt to summit Everest.

Members include Robert Chang, Expedition leader Robert Hoffman of Belmont, CA, (his fourth expedition to Everest), Deputy Expedition leader is Robert Boice of San Francisco. The expedition trek leader is Jamling Tenzing Norgay, the son of one of the first Everest summiteers, Tenzing Norgay. In addition, Sherman Bull, 62, of Stamford, CT, is a physician member. The lead Sherpa is Appa Sherpa.

Status: Rob went home due to illness. 

Update: On the way up ! Check their Site www.cleanup.com for the latest dispatch. 

2.) Canadian climber Byron Smith and his all Canadian Expedition: www.cbc.ca/everest2000

Update: Byron Smith, Tim Rippel and some of his team's Sherpas have descended to Camp II at a altitude of 6,500 m on Mt. Everest. Byron and seven Sherpas made it to the top of Mt. Everest, around 9:20 p.m. ET Saturday, May 20 (Shortly after 7 a.m. May 21, 2000, Nepal time). Some Sherpas remain at Camp IV, taking down the tents.

It was believed that Vancouver climber Michael Down also joined Byron at the top but Sunday morning, Byron confirmed that as far as he knew, Michael did not summit. Michael is now at Camp IV.

Check them out at http://www.cbc.ca/everest2000 

3.) Asian-Trekking supporting the Nepalese Women Millennium Everest Expedition 2000

Status: Lakpa Sherpa reached the Summit with 3 of her fellow Sherpa (male) climbers. She is the second woman from Nepal to reach the Summit of Everest. The first one to come down alive. Expedition over, and going home ! She was fast !

4.) A young American climber Saeed Toossi who was born in Iran:  www.everestdream.com

Status: Saeed has not reported in, which one would assume he is above Base Camp. We don't like to speculate on locations of climbers we don't know where they are, so we won't. Check his site for some nice insightful dispatches: www.everestdream.com  

5.) An experienced Danish Expedition: Thrane & Thrane sponsorship of the first all Danish Mount Everest Expedition

In the Spring of year 2000 the satellite communication company, Thrane & Thrane, is sponsoring the first all Danish Mount Everest Expedition. The expedition named ‘BigE – Thrane & Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000’ - will leave for the Himalayas on March 27th and attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in May. All eight members of the BigE-expedition are among the most experienced Danish climbers with significant mountaineering experience. Leader of the expedition and team doctor is Henrik Jessen Hansen. 

Status: See older reports and their site... ; Summits ! 

The BigE-expedition and its progress can be followed at Thrane & Thrane’s website: http://www.tt.dk/everest/intro.html

6.) A Spanish Everest Expedition: Everest 2000 www.lacenet.org  

Status: This Expedition had two Spanish climbers and two Sherpa climbers reach the Summit. 

See above HOT news for more...

News also on: http://www.caixamanresa.com/fundacio/everest 

7.) Jagged Globe, Featured Expedition http://www.jagged-globe.co.uk/

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe in Spring 2000. Jagged Globe was founded by Steve Bell. Steve has more than 20 years of mountaineering experience including winter ascents of the north faces of the Eiger and Matterhorn. He claims "Britain's first guided expedition to an 8,000m peak and was the first Briton to lead clients to the summit of Everest." He has climbed all of the continental summits and is a fully qualified UIAGM mountain guide. Steve and Jagged Globe are known as one of the best guiding companies in the world. Some think the Best.

This year's expedition will be lead by Australian guide, Andrew Lock (having been on two previous Everest expeditions and reached the Summit of K2), supported by Tim Bird. Tim has led expeditions for Jagged Globe for many years including successful trips to Elbrus, Stok Kangri, Mera and Island Peak, Aconcagua and Gasherbrum II. A highly regarded professional instructor (MIC), Tim directs their Scottish Winter Courses, and provides their UK technical support for training and advice to all their group expeditions licensed through the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. They are using the same Sherpa team as last year.

This is another international team, comprising:  Jack Culley (UK), Joe Wolf (USA), Jeff Magee (UK), David Spencer (UK), Curt Peterson (USA), Timothy Gregg (USA) , Paul Giorgio (USA). Joe Wolf hopes to complete his 7 Summits and to be the oldest summiter this season - he's 61 in March!

Status: Moving up for their Attempt at the Summit soon !

8.) Andalucia Everest 2000: 

Status: No News lately, was at high camp...

EverestNews.com will publish their reports in English. Their reports in Spanish, pictures, and more will be on http://www.deporteandaluz.com/everest.htm

9.) Asian-Trekking: Anna Czerwinska (Poland), and Bill Zachary climbing independently.

Status: No news lately. 

10.) Adventure Consultants Ltd - High Altitude Expeditions featuring Guy Cotter  http://www.adventure.co.nz

Status: Ang Dorje reached the Summit with Byron Smith ! The expedition is going home unless Guy has some more surprises for everyone.

11.) Jeffrey Warden

A lone climber from Canada attempts the Summit from the South Side. His name is Jeffrey Warden, and he is from Winnipeg Canada. 



12.) Hugo Rodriguez returns to Everest

Their web site is: http://www.everest2000.net 

Status: Attempt the Summit but turned around, Babu Sherpa set speed record.

13.) Never did like 13, can't have a 13th expedition....

14.) Canadian Everest Expedition 2000:

Status: WEBSTER reached the Summit, going home !

You can get full details at the Canadian Everest Expedition 2000's official website -- http://www.canoe.ca/Everest/home.html

15.) Mountain Madness : Christine Boskoff - Expedition Leader and Peter Habeler

Status: Christine Boskoff and Peter Habeler, both have had tough years on Everest. Look for News soon..

16.) The Millennium Seven Summits Expedition lead by Gavin Bate and John Barry. 

Status: 5 summits including two Sherpas made them first up on the South. They are now heading home while others are still thinking of heading up.  You can't get much better than that on Everest. 

17.) Koreans: "Reported to have Summited". Details confusing. Need confirmation from other climbers..7.) Koreans: "Reported to have Summited". Details confusing. Need confirmation from other climbers..17.) Koreans: "Reported to have Summited". Details confusing. Need confirmation from other climbers..

18.) Henry Todd's Expedition: 8.) Henry Todd's Expedition: 18.) Henry Todd's Expedition: 

Status: Mike and Kristy's Woodmansee plan to attempt the Summit on the 23th. Little news on the others.

19.) 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. 

Status: Summit Attempt failed, going home.

20.) Spanish South Pillar Expedition: See .

21.) Others: Little details at this time.

Other News:

  • Cho Oyu 2000: 

Reliable Sources report to EverestNews.com: Nine members of the International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu Expedition  summitted Cho Oyu on the 12th of May.  They were: Craig John (Leader), USA, Jim Crichton (USA), Aaron Miller  (USA), Stuart Smith  (USA), Pa Nuru Sherpa, Da Nuru Sherpa, Tashi Dorje Sherpa,  Ang Phinjo Sherpa, Phunuru Sherpa

Name of the Expedition : International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu Expedition
Expedition Leader : Craig John
Country : USA
No. of Team Members :9
Ascent Route : North West Ridge (Normal Route)
Date of Summit : 12 May 2000
Starting Point : 3rd Camp
Time of Summit : 9:30 AM
Time Spent on the Summit : About 20 minutes
Returned to : 2nd Camp

5/21/2000: Today at 1pm all the team of Russian-Georgian expedition summited to the top of Lhotse Main! Congratulations!... details 

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