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 Daily News: 3/25/2000 Report

For Latest News. 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 25 Teams on Everest this Spring 2000.

  • Juan Oiarzabal, "To the Edge of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish

Two objectives of the Expedition:

Recently the program of the TVE "To the Edge of The Impossible" announced its intention to recreate the ascent of 1924 of Mallory and Irvine of Everest. This expedition is already underway. Last Tuesday, 15 of March TVE publicly presented in the studies of Prado of the King, the expedition " To the Edge of the Impossible to Everest ". This poses many challenges including high altitude cinematography, a historical re-creation of the June 1924 attempt and a sporting challenge to ascend without oxygen. No member of the expedition, neither mountain climbers, nor technicians, will take bottled oxygen. From 7000 meters and above mountain climbers will be in charge of shooting film. For this complicated project they have reunited to an outstanding team, seven mountain climbers: Juanito Oiarzabal, Inaki Querejeta, Josu Bereziartua, Juan Vallejo, Ferrαn Latorre, Oscar Cadiach and Alberto Cerain; and four technicians: the cameramen Antonio Pιrez-Grueso and Manolo Rojo, the sound technician Daniel Salas and Sebastiαn Alvaro as producer. Oscar Cadiach will play of Mallory and Alberto Ceraνn will be his companion representing Irvine. The expedition is taking more than 6000 kilos of material (equipment, food and cameras) including 6000 meters of 16mm film and six cameras for high altitude filming that is  needed to allow the group to climb Everest and record their entire adventure.

    

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Oscar Cadiach and Alberto Ceraνn

 

Interview with Juanito:

The ascent will once again match Oiarzabal against Everest. A summit of which he recognizes that he does not have good memories from his two previous expeditions. On the first expedition, by not being able to reach the summit and on the second, in 1993, when a few hours of stepping on the Summit an expedition member ran into tragedy. Antonio Miranda died during the decent. "I keep no resentment. I return to enjoy the mountain and because I want to make this 8000 meter mountain without oxygen like the others ", Juanito comments.

To the Edge Of the Impossible and Everest:

The television program already has a long history in common with the highest mountain on Earth. The first expedition in 1987 was not able to reach the summit. In the 1992 the TVE expedition returned next with members of the Mountain Military School of Jaca. On this occasion the expedition summited, the 15 of May, the 8848 meters of the top of Everest, following the complex Route of the Poles. This year the expedition will undertake a new sporting challenge, climbing without oxygen via the North Face route along with the cinematographic challenge to reproduce what could be the first human expedition to reach the top of the mountain called Goddess Mother of the Earth.

Until the last detail...

Amongst the more than 6000 kilos of material that the expedition will bring for this project, are two period costumes made of wool, similar to which the members of the British expedition 1920's wore. Ice axes, ropes, and other material from the expedition also has been made of for the project. Boxes of wood of the time, lamps, old gas cylinders of oxygen, chairs and tables, notebooks, pencils, pipes, pens, clocks, compasses, old maps, and other many materials of the past will serve to reproduce in images any moment of the old expedition. With all the necessary details that the spectators who traveled in 1924 to the Base Camp to witness and adventures with Mallory and Irvine will see what it was like. costumes made of wool, similar to which the members of the British expedition 1920's wore. Ice axes, ropes, and other material from the expedition also has been made of for the project. Boxes of wood of the time, lamps, old gas cylinders of oxygen, chairs and tables, notebooks, pencils, pipes, pens, clocks, compasses, old maps, and other many materials of the past will serve to reproduce in images any moment of the old expedition. With all the necessary details that the spectators who traveled in 1924 to the Base Camp to witness and adventures with Mallory and Irvine will see what it was like. costumes made of wool, similar to which the members of the British expedition 1920's wore. Ice axes, ropes, and other material from the expedition also has been made of for the project. Boxes of wood of the time, lamps, old gas cylinders of oxygen, chairs and tables, notebooks, pencils, pipes, pens, clocks, compasses, old maps, and other many materials of the past will serve to reproduce in images any moment of the old expedition. With all the necessary details that the spectators who traveled in 1924 to the Base Camp to witness and adventures with Mallory and Irvine will see what it was like. costumes made of wool, similar to which the members of the British expedition 1920's wore. Ice axes, ropes, and other material from the expedition also has been made of for the project. Boxes of wood of the time, lamps, old gas cylinders of oxygen, chairs and tables, notebooks, pencils, pipes, pens, clocks, compasses, old maps, and other many materials of the past will serve to reproduce in images any moment of the old expedition. With all the necessary details that the spectators who traveled in 1924 to the Base Camp to witness and adventures with Mallory and Irvine will see what it was like.

EverestNews.com will report on Juan Oiarzabal, "To the Edge of The Impossible" expedition thanks to our friends in Spain, which we have agreed to exchange certain information and other sources. Desnivel source of images and interview with additions and modifications by EverestNews.com.

More on this expedition soon including their comments on Graham return to Everest to find the camera. The Expedition left on the 23th !

Note most of the images above enlarge when you click on them. They are worth a look.

  • Babu Chiri Sherpa

EverestNews.com reported last week Babu is planning a speed accent of Everest this Spring 2000. Newspapers and news sources in Nepal are confirming his plans. Babu Chiri Sherpa is the climber who established the world record by spending 21 hours on the summit of Mount Everest without auxiliary oxygen in the Spring of 1999. He has already summited Mount Everest 9 times and this year, he will attempt to reach the Base Camp from the summit in 16 hours, which would be a record time!

Babu is working with Gabriel Filippi and Hugo Rodriguez on Everest this year (see earlier stories). Sounds like another year for two summits attempts of Everest for Babu.

  • Everest Spring 2000: Byron Smith moving up !

Byron and the Everest 2000 team are still acclimatizing in Khumjung. On Friday they visited the first school built in the region. Sir Edmund Hillary founded the Khumjung High School in 1961. Catch pictures of the trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung in the photo gallery on http://cbc.ca/everest2000/gallery/

For the rest Byron's news check:   http://cbc.ca/everest2000/

  • Everest Spring 2000: Everest Dream

Saeed, has arrived in Nepal, hired Tswang Dorje Sherpa from Asian-Trekking and appears to be discussing the option of establishing a emergency Camp 5 on Everest around the balcony !

Check out his many new dispatches for these interesting developments ! www.everestdream.com

  • More New Expeditions on EverestNews.com next week !

Yes more !!! A record number of climbers on Everest in 2000, and a record number being covered....

  • Recent News

Graham Hoyland's Lecture "Unraveling the Mystery of George Mallory" in the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.

Alan Hinkes Q&A

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Adventure Consultants for Everest Spring 2000

Close Does Not Count for Records

ALAN HINKES TARGETS THIRD HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD, KANGCHENJUNGA AS TWELFTH MOUNTAIN ON HIS CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE BRITISH RECORD

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe for Everest Spring 2000

Spanish Climber to attempt the Messner route on Everest

Change of Guard at the Khumbu Ice Fall

Graham Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest in Spring 2000 insearch of the camera and Irvine.

Climbers headed to Everest Base Camp

Jochen Hemmleb Q&A Part 7

India climber plans to spend the night on the Summit

For all the March 2000 News

For earlier reports: see the News Index for a list of all the Daily Reports. See the Home Page for Individual Stories.  If you are New to EverestNews.com, treat us like a book, you have much to read. We suggest you start with April 99 and read April and May 1999 to get an idea what EverestNews.com is all about. EverestNews.com is designed to be read daily. Our goal is to report on all climbers. A hint, if you reading old pages  you need to read from the bottom of the page up, as the latest report is at the top of the page.

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