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Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2002

Update 5/16/2002: The first of the Mountain Madness Everest team reached the top of the world today.  Four members of the team, Dr. Julio Bird, Charlie Fowler, Lakpa Gelu Sherpa (9 times now!) , and Jangmu Sherpa (8 times now!) reached the summit at 11am today.  Matthew, Andy, Hector, Lakpa and Ninma are on their way up. 

We will send you a full report about our team when they get back to base camp.

Christine Boskoff
Mountain Madness, Inc.

The Summit List: The Following Three members and 3 Sherpas of Mountain Madness Everest Expedition have succeeded to climb 8848m high Mt. Everest from South East Ridge on 16th May 2002, at 11:00 AM. They had started from South Col. (Camp IV) on 15th May 2002, at 11:00 PM. 


Name of the Summiters

Date of Birth

Home Address

1 Mr. Hector Ponce de Leon 1 Dec. 1966 Mexico D'f, Mexico
2 Mr. Charles D. Fowler 18 Feb 1954 Seattle, WA, USA
3 Mr. Julio Bird 9 May WI, USA
4 Mr. Lhakpa Gela Sherpa aka Lhakpa Gelu (9 time summitter on Everest) 34 Yrs. Jubing-1, Kharikhola, Solukhumbu
5 Mr. Jangbu Sherpa aka Jangmu Sherpa (8 times now!) 35 Yrs. Jubing-1, Kharikhola, Solukhumbu

 The Eight member Mt. Everest Expedition was permitted to climb Mt. Everest from South East Ridge

Source: Bikrum Pandey for Madness


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