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NEWSFLASH 11:31AM EST
The Inventa Everest
2000 Environmental Expedition Team reached the top of the world at 10:30 pm
Pacific Standard Time May 23, 2000.
May 24, 2000
It was a bittersweet
summit day for the Inventa Everest 2000 Environmental Expedition, with nine
Sherpas and three climbing team members reaching the 29,035 foot peak of the
world's highest mountain.
Battling a snowfall
that sometimes created a virtual whiteout, climbing leader Jim Williams, from
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, along with climbers Lily Leonard, from Boston and Hong
Kong, and Francis Slakey, from Washington, D.C., all reached the summit. But the
most notable achievement of the climb was the successful summit of 40 year-old
Apa Sherpa, the climbing sirdar for the expedition. Apa, who was the first
member of the expedition to reach the top, at 8:06 a.m., completed his eleventh
successful summit, establishing a new world's record.
In Total 12 from this
Expedition reached the Summit last night !
Check them out for all the
details the American
NEWSFLASH 10:31AM EST
1.) Henry Todd's Expedition:
Sources report to EverestNews: Mike and Kristy's
Woodmansee, plans has changed again. The
at camp 3 tonight. They will not attempt the summit tonight (the 24th). Tomorrow
evening should be the big push. EverestNews.com is told everyone is doing fine
and in good health.
expedition: "Tarragona al sostre del mon" Everest South Pillar
I let you know that after the
unlucky 20th when Xavi Aymar could not reach the summit for only 100 m., Xavi
was lying "snowblinding' in camp 4. They stayed two nights there waiting
for the weather to improve and then Xavi descended down "temporally"
blind from Camp 4 to Camp 3, helped by a teammate and a Sherpa (I
think that members of the South Pillar Danish expedition helped them as well). Today he arrived safe in the
Base Camp and he is recovering the sight.
They are coming back home. Best wishes and take a rest after the spring period!
3.) Saeed Toossi: www.everestdream.com
His webmaster just told EverestNews.com that Saeed is stating that he reached
the Summit of Everest on the 22nd with the Andalucia Everest
His site will be
updated in a few hours. Check him out www.everestdream.com
- See you on Thursday,
no more NEWSFLASHES TODAY.
NEWSFLASH 9:00AM EST
1.) "The 14 year
old boy from Nepal that attempted the Summit of Everest has not been heard from
in five days.", Reliable sources report to EverestNews.com
2.) On the North, a
Chinese climber and a Tibetan climber have been missing. Because of who they
are, or should we say where they are from, details are expected to be extremely difficult
in coming forward.
3.) A Sherpa on the
North condition is bad, after having been "carried down" the mountain
by other Sherpa climbers.
It happens almost
every year on Everest, the question is who and how many. This is a dangerous
Our prayers go out to
the families of the loved ones.
- The Other News:
Note these are reports of Summits, not confirmation that climbers has
1.) Christine Boskoff
summited Everest more on http://lhotse.siol.net
2.) 6 persons (3
Sherpas and Anna
two climbers) summited. Now she is under way from South col to Camp II. Anna
born 1949 has finished a Mountain Crown (all continents including Carstensz
Pyramid and Mount Vinson) Piotr Aleksandrowicz Rzeczpospolita daily Warsaw
In Anna case this is confirmation.
3.) The great climber
Alberto Zerain was the climber, who in the storm attempted to save Jeppe. His
attempt to save Jeppe, must be recorded, as one of the most heroic in Everest
History. We believe others on the "Al filo de lo imposible" expedition
helped. More details in the next several days.
4.) Spanish: The
Yes, and is not the
news we would like to know.
One of the two
mountaineers from Everest 2000 quit on his attempt because he wasn't feeling
right (I think I already told you), and the one who kept going didn't succeed.
He tried without oxygen, and had problems, I don't know from which kind but had
to quit too. The Everest 2000 expedition plans to leave the base camp at the end
of this week, and then return to Catalonia the beginning of June.
Nica Dalmau Projecte
More below of these
5.) News from Graham
and the BBC below.
It has been a tough
- Now you know why,
our news has been somewhat slower than normal "Everest season" lately,
sadly we have been very busy...
Daily News: 5/24/2000 Report
(Updated at 1:00AM EST
- Things are the
North Side of Everest are not good. With the problems, expect the News to be
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.
went home due to illness. The others
were expected to attempt the Summit last night ! clears.
Smith and Tim Rippel are back at Basecamp, packing up and preparing to head home
Check them out at http://www.cbc.ca/everest2000
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
- An experienced Danish
Expedition: Thrane & Thrane sponsorship of the first all Danish Mount
22 - Back from on top of the world
The BigE-expedition and its
progress can be followed at Thrane & Thranes website: http://www.tt.dk/everest/intro.html
- A Spanish Everest Expedition:
Everest 2000 www.lacenet.org
You will need to Join (in upper left hand corner) A South Side Expedition with
many experienced climbers including expeditions to Manaslu (1991),
Makalu (1976), Everest (1983 and 1985), Lothse (1980), Annapurna IV (1979),
Disthgil Sar (1982), Saipal (1985), Makalu (1988 and 1990), K2 (1995). The
Spanish were very successful in 95 on K2 as you can see on our K2 Summits page sumk2.htm.
Status: "What I know
right now, is that one of the two mountaineers who tried again gave up because
he wasn't feeling good (cough), and the other one joined another expedition to
try to get to the summit. I don't know anything else at the moment. Probably
tomorrow morning (Catalan time) I will have more information and I'll let you
Nica Dalmau Projecte
So we should know more soon on
is the climber that turned around and Jordi
Bonet is the climber who continued.
also on: http://www.caixamanresa.com/fundacio/everest
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!
Summit Attempt ?
- Asian-Trekking: Anna
- Canadian Everest Expedition
briefs Details of the P.M.'s phone call with Ben Webster, a new summit speed
record and updates on two Canadian climbers.
You can get full details at the
Canadian Everest Expedition 2000's official website -- http://www.canoe.ca/Everest/home.html
attempt last night.
Status: Mike and Kristy's
believed to be headed to Camp 4 for an attempt.
1.) Three Dutch Climbers Frits
Vrijlandt, Steven Le Poole, and Joke Groenendaal: http://www.everest.home.nl/
Frits Vrijlandt and Steven Le
Poole, will attempt to climb Everest via the North ridge. When they succeed,
they will be the first Dutchmen to do so. Joke will keep you updated.
Frits Vrijlandt and Steven Le
Poole will be part of a non-commercial British/Dutch expedition.
May 22th, 2000, Steven tries once more
ADVANCED BASE CAMP - Tonight
Steven will make the ascent to North Col once more. It will take him some four
hours to get there. Tomorrow he will leave North Col Camp for North Ridge Camp.
Wednesday he will climb to Top Camp and Thursday will be the day of his second
summit attempt. The weather forecast for 25 May is favorable.
for entire article
them out at http://www.everest.home.nl/
FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE (Irvine & Mallory)
In Spring 2000, Juan Oiarzabal
from Spain will head an expedition to emulate Mallory & Irvine's 1924
attempt on Everest. Juan is one of only Juan is one of only Juan is one of only
7 men to Summit all
of the 14 8000 meter peaks. This expedition will film their climb while
attempting to reproduce Mallory & Irvine's ascents. Juan and his expedition
will attempt the same route as Mallory & Irvine without the use of bottled
oxygen. Juan Oiarzabal is clearly one of the greatest H. A. climbers ever, gives
this group hope and credibility.
The Expedition climbing members
are: Juan Oiarzabal, Alberto Zeraνn, Iρaki Querejeta, Ferrαn Latorre, Juan
Vallejo, Josu Bereciartua, Oscar Cadiach expedition members. (Spanish Spellings)
What is their Everest experience?
Alberto Zerain climbed Everest (S Col) in May 1993. Oscar Cadiach climbed Everest
in Aug 1985 (N Col route) and May 1993 (S Col). Juan Oiarzabal did the 14 8000m
peaks between 1985 (Cho Oyu) and 1993 (Everest S Col with oxygen.).
Going back up
Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest.
Status: " Stop
Press::Stop Press::Stop Press::Stop Press
Search team pinned on North Col (23,000 feet) in bad weather.
Avalanche off N.E. Ridge - snow lying across search site.
Further reports not possible currently.
Press::Stop Press::Stop Press"
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