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 Daily News: 5/27/2000 Report

For earlier reports: See the News Index for a list of all the Daily Reports. See the Home Page for Individual Stories.  Receiving Reports from Over 30 Teams on Everest this Spring 2000.

Makalu 2000: Dhaulagiri 2000: Lhotse 2000: Cho Oyu 2000:

Manaslu 2000Kangchenjunga 2000:  Annapurna 2000:

  • Everest South Side: Headlines

Packing up and heading out !

  • Everest North Side:

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 Everest

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
Base Camp
May 26th
Russell 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 accurate.
Base Camp
May 25th
More problems. A huge glacier lake has formed down the valley and is preventing the yaks from getting up to us.
Adv. Base Camp
May 24th
Tony Kelly's tent is virtually buried and he has to poke his ski-stick out to make a breathing hole.
Adv. Base Camp
May 23rd
The 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.
Adv. Base Camp
May 22nd
Down 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/

Future Plans

  • Another Kind of Summit!

EverestNews.com, 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 time!  

Why Concordia 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 everestnews2004@adelphia.net W. Scott Olsen, chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Concordia College Thanks. 

  • Holy Land Expeditions:

In 2001 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 everestnews2004@adelphia.net These Expeditions would be run by commercial Expedition companies. EverestNews.com is NOT planning on being in the Expedition business. 

  • Stats

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. 

  • The M&I debate: Jochen Hemmleb vs Tom Holzel 

  • K2 is starting ! Some Climbers have left for the mountain.

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