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 Daily News: 5/29-30/2000 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:

  • Since many of You were gone on Monday we have updated Monday's News for a Monday-Tuesday Update...

Everest North Side Spring 2000

  • Everest North Side: More Summits !!!

1.) Russians: 

Victor Volodin from the Moscow expedition reached the Summit of Everest on May 28th. He had spent two nights at 8300, May 27th was too cold and windy which prevented him from getting started. May 28th he started at 3:30am from 8300 and summited at 10 o'clock. The weather was excellent. At 14:00 he returned to 8300 and 18:00 to Camp 7000m. Today he is at ABC.

Skripko and Korshunov spent a night at 7900, Khohlov and Andrew (UK) are at 7600, and were going up to the top. Today the rest of team started from ABC up to the Mountain. They are Abramov-Cherny-Elagin-Lavrinenko-Larin. There are around 4 expeditions remained in BC: Russians, Spain, French Canadians and Brice. The Russians delayed the yaks for a week and hope for good luck. 

2.) One Spanish climber (Juan Carlos Gonzαlez) and one Sherpa climber from the Euskaltel Everest 2000 Expedition are believed to have Summitted on Saturday. Both are said to be in rough shape right now...

  • Japanese Summits Names !

1.) Hokkaido Alpine Association Everest Expedition 2000

The three members of Hokkaido Alpine Society Everest Expedition 2000 reached the summit of Everest at 10:37 a.m. on May 17. They are Mr. Kouichi Ezaki (the leader), Mr. Hiroshi Kudo (the climbing leader) & Ms. Ruchia Takahashi.

2.) On May 19th, 2000, Tosio Yamamoto  a 63-year old Japanese man is being confirmed to have became the oldest man to Summit Everest.

  • French Canadians:

Summit attempt without oxygen and without Sherpa climbers.

5/27 Claude-Andrι Nadon and Bernard Mailhot attempted to reach 7900m. At 7600m Bernard turned around and descend to 7000m. Claude-Andrι reach alone 7900m.

11h13 PM, Tibet time: Claude-Andrι contacted base camp. He believes he is the only climber at this altitude. Weather is really bad: the really strong wind pulled off all the other expeditions tents. Claude-Andrι doesn't know if he will attempted the summit that night.

12h20, Tibet time: Although he could see lightning in the Nepal and Tibetan sky, the strong winds had subsided and Claude-Andre decided to attempt the summit. 

After 1h30 of climb, at 8000m, Claude-Andrι decided to turn around and return to his 7900m camp. The darkness of the night makes him not sure of the way to go. He could not clearly figure out his way. Weather becoming bad, Claude-Andrι will probably need to get back to the base camp, according to Franηois Loubert, following the effort of his team member from the base camp.

26-05 Claude-Andrι Nadon and Bernard Mailhot climbed and reach 7500m where they spend the night.  The really strong wind and cold makes other expeditions to descend.

25-05 Claude-Andrι Nadon and Bernard Mailhot slept at 7000m.

Have a great day! Dominic Danvoye Prιsident 

AZUR Informatique Inc.

http://www.everestmillenium.qc.ca/

Everest South Side Spring 2000

  • Everest South Side:

Temba Chhiri Sherpa (aka the 14 year old boy) is in the hospital in Kathmandu. He will lose parts of some of his fingers...

  • Everest Spring 2000 South Side:

As some of you know, Michael Down was "reported" to have reached the Summit of Everest several days ago. However, Byron Smith said he did not. Well Michael Down is now believed to have reached the Summit last Friday morning. We believe Michael Down had NOTHING to do with those earlier reports... Details will become clear in a few days... Michael is from Canada.

Another climbers with Michael on Friday is believed to have been Tim Cowen. Tim is a Colorado climber with ties to the Fort Collins area. He is believed to have reached the Summit at 11:26AM Friday morning.

  • Lhotse Spring 2000 Update:

A climber named Goncalo Velez, who owns the Expedition Company Rotas do Vento - Expedicoes e Viagens de Aventura Lda, R Lusiadas 5 4-K, 1300-365 Lisboa, Portugal, http://www.rotasdovento.pt went to Lhotse this Spring 2000.

His Current Update: with a short note about his Summit Attempt without oxygen

I have been stuck in Lukla due to the monsoon for 2 days now.  Our equipment arrived just today.  Although I felt it necessary to turn back only 100-150 meters from the summit I had a great expedition.

On May 25 I got off the tent at C4 (7700m) en route to the summit at 2h40. The two Slovenian climbers that should have been in front of us returned to their tent. Reason: they forgot their mittens! My fellow climber Doychin Vassilev (a Bulgarian), turned around after 1h30 due to respiratory problems. This left me climbing up the Lhotse couloir alone, without oxygen, barely no trail and with some 40cm of deep snow. These conditions delayed me a great deal. By 15h I had reached the end of the couloir when the weather was changing: the wind got stronger, snow fell and the visibility decreased a lot. I called Beno (Benedict Kashakashvili, Georgia) in BC who had summited 10 days before for information about how far I could be from the summit. There were some interferences in the communication and he did not bother to move to another place or try another antenna. "Call me in an hour", he finalized adding to my discouragement!! I also had a compromise not to stay in our C4 tent because the Georgians would be using it. So I had to descend direct to C3 (7100m) which is a long way. The weather got worse, wind, cold, snow and fog and, worrying about the descent, I turned around. I sensed that I must have been near but these various factors made me decide realistically. 

Piotr, Benedict and the Georgians/Russians all used oxygen in their ascents. Sergio Martini and the 2 Slovenians climbing on May 24 did not use any oxygen. 

If you need any further info please let me know. Best regards. Goncalo Velez 

  • Other News/Older News

Mt. Sagarmatha 8,848m - Summitted

The latest information received from liaison officer in the Everest base camp Mr. Ram Krishna Shrestha, (22 yrs.), Kathmandu Municipality Ward No.15 Swoyambhu Kathmandu, one of the team members of Everest Expedition 2000 AD New Record had successfully climbed the summit of 8848 meter high. Mt. Sagarmatha, the highest peak in the world, from South East Ridge route on 21st May 2000 at 10.40 AM. He had started from Camp IV on 20th May 2000 at 11.00 PM and stayed 5 minutes on the summit.

Mt. Sagarmatha 8,848m - Summitted

The following 2 member & 1 Sherpa of Jagged Globe Everest Expedition from the U.K. have successfully climbed the summit of 8848 meter high. Mt. Sagarmatha, the highest peak in the world, from South East Ridge route on 24th May 2000 at 06.30 AM. They have started from Camp IV on 23th May 2000 at 10.00PM. They stayed half an hour on the summit. 

1. Mr. Paul Frank Giorgio, (1964), Investor, Mass. USA
2. Mr. Nima Gombu Sherpa (31yrs) Gaurishanker VDC1, Beding, Dolkha, Nepal.
(6th times summit including this) 

3. Mr. Andrew Lock, (1961), Expedition Leader, Sheffield, Australia.

Mt. Makalu I (8,463m.) - Summitted

1) Year & Season : Spring 2000
2) Name of the Expedition : Italian Makalu Expedition
3) Expedition Leader : Mr. Christian Kuntner (1962), Guide, Parto Allo Stelvio, BZ
4) Country : Italy.
5) No. of Team Members : 9
6) Ascent Route : North West Ridge
7) Date of Summit : 15 May 2000
8) Starting Point :
9) Starting Time : 2.00 AM,
10) Time of Summit : 1.00 PM

S.No   Name of Summiters,   Age,   Occupation,   Home Town & Country

1, Mr. Christian Kuntner (1962), Guide, Parto Allo Stelvio, BZ Italy.
2, Mr. Stepahan Andres (1968) Engineer Bozen-I, Italy.
3, Mr. Abele Blanc, (1954), Guide Aymavilles, Italy.

Mt. Baruntse (7129m.) - Summitted

1) Year & Season : Spring 2000
2) Name of the Expedition : Jagged Globe Baruntse 2000 Expedition
3) Expedition Leader : Mr. Steve Hartland, (1964), Mt. Guide, Sheffield, UK
4) Country : UK
5) No. of Team Members : 12
6) Ascent Route : South East Ridge
7) Date of Summit : 15 May 2000
8) Starting Point : 6540m
9) Starting Time : 0310 AM,
10) Time of Summit : 13.45 PM
11) Time Spent on the Summit : 20 Minutes

S.No   Name of Summiters,   Age,   Occupation,   Home Town & Country

1, Mr. Steve Hartland, (1964), Mt. Guide, Sheffield, UK
2, Mr. Mathew Dickinson(1971) Mt. Guide Sheffield, UK
3, Mr. Mark Winkworth(1968), Event Co-ordinator Albuquerque, NM, USA
4, Mr. Timothy Mugh Moss(1954) Doctor Brister, UK. 

HIMALAYA Center, Kathmandu

  • Cho Oyu 2000

The Jagged Globe Expedition Summits on the 19th with the others going on the 22nd. Still no details due to technical problems...

  • Next Update Wednesday Late Afternoon EST !

K2 ! Coverage begins on Thursday. 

Everest South Side Summit List.

Future Plans

  • 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. 

  • The Mallory & Irvine debate: Jochen Hemmleb vs Tom Holzel 

  • 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 

Details to follow soon. 

Both authors have strong thoughts and opinions on what could have happened. EverestNews.com role, we believe, is not to take sides. We are thinking of having a special forum where readers can comment on the debate and give their thoughts on what is said. 

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