2000: Cho Oyu 2000:
2000: Annapurna 2000:
- Everest South
Packing up and heading out !
1.) The Spanish media is
reporting three climbers missing or dead on the North side this year. The Retena
Odisea Everest 2000 (http://www.everest-2000.com/)
Expedition lead by Inaki
Ochoa is reporting three dead (A Danish climber, A Chinese and a Sherpa).
This possible "Sherpa or
Tibetan Death", EverestNews.com has NOT confirmed. Two Sherpas were
reported in bad shape and one Tibetan was reported missing. However, details are
unclear at this point. The two Sherpa climbers that EverestNews.com was
informed of in seriously bad shape were later reported to have lived. So details
are still unclear.
More will be know after the
climbers arrive home.
2.) Hans, Juanito and many
others have given up for Spring 2000.
However, others are still hanging in there, including
possibly Russell Brice's Expedition. One source stated they planned to attempt
the Summit on June 1. Other sources say they are giving up too.
- Japanese Clean Up Efforts on
The Japanese clean up efforts
on the north side of Everest has been reported as excellent by the climbers. On http://www.mainichi.co.jp/entertainments/sports/noguchi/index.html
you can see some pictures that
you might find interesting.
- Graham Hoyland and the BBC:
Latest Updates Direct from Everest
rings his ballooning-round-the-world weather man who will come back with a
"hand-made" weather forecast, the ones we're getting never seem
problems. A huge glacier lake has formed down the valley and is preventing
the yaks from getting up to us.
Kelly's tent is virtually buried and he has to poke his ski-stick out to
make a breathing hole.
two teams awake at Camps 1 and 2 to find the weather worse, if anything.
At the higher camp they have to crawl out to dig away the snow.
at ABC a Sherpa working for the Chinese TV team, who has nearly died at
the top camp has been brought down to Russell's camp, the 14th life he's
had a hand in saving on this side of Everest.
The BBC web Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/exploration/everest/
and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, have begun to talk about the
possibilities of hosting an international conference to talk about
climbing Everest. This would not be a commercial trade show.
Instead, this would be an opportunity for climbers and other interested people
to talk about the many issues that surround the mountain. These issues include
the number of climbers, safety, reporting news, ethics, and the list goes
on. We feel this conference could be an important and perhaps unique event
in that we could talk about the issues while not trying to climb at the same
College? Because it's a first-rate school. Why Moorhead, Minnesota?
Because it's the *flattest* place on the planet. When? We're not sure
yet. What we are thinking now is that this winter in the October to
January time frame. We would host a small conference, a planning group, to
organize a large conference in the winter of 2002. Maybe we should
just go for the large meeting right away. What we're wondering, of course,
is if other people are interested in coming to such a conference (either as
speaker or simply to listen). You'd have to pay your own travel, room and
board. There would need to be a small conference fee, maybe in the $50
range or so.
If you think this
conference is a good idea, or a bad idea, please let us know. If
you'd like to be a part of the planning group, please let us know. Email
us at email@example.com W. Scott
Olsen, chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Concordia College
EverestNews.com will feature Expeditions to the Holy Land lead by famous Everest
climbers. Expeditions will probably include options on time and capability. For
example some Expeditions might climb small mountains in the Middle East. Others
would simply be trekking Expeditions. If this is something that might interest
you let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
These Expeditions would be run by commercial Expedition companies.
EverestNews.com is NOT planning on being in the Expedition business.
In June/July 2000,
EverestNews.com will add many facts to the site. We plan at least a day per week
to add reference information to the site.
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