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Their Summit Day, May 1998.
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Through the hard work and your cooperation, now the rescue work
finished successfully. All the members arrive the Karda before yesterday. The first
group left China two days ago. The second group left yesterday. Some members are in Karda.
They rest today and will leave China tomorrow. Please let me know your and Linda's
background. Then in the future we can get in touch with each other. Today our last group
with the equipment will arrive in Karda two hours later. All the team members are well. The sick person can walk. He left Karda yesterday. Best regards
Ying Daoshui CMA
Daily News: 11/6/99 Report
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Goran Kropp Answers Q&A Part 3:
Questions from the readers as usual...
Q.) Question for Goran: You mentioned visiting a
school that you started in 1997 as one of the reasons you went back to Everest. Can
you tell us more about that school? Best Regards. Lisa
A.) The school is in Tapting, called Wongchu Biswra
it will be changed to include my name also. It has space for 96 pupils, now we are
also building a hospital there. You can see picture on my homepage under "gamla
Q.) Dear Goran: Have just finished reading your
book on your amazing '96 Adventure. I am not a climber but am thoroughly fascinated
by your courage and drive. My question is in regards to all the bodies on Everest.
Do you feel that besides efforts to clean up the mountain of all the trash, some
kind of international effort should be made to give all these poor souls who have
died on the mountain a burial of some sort. It must be disconcerting at the
very least to have to step over a former comrade on the way up or down the mountain. I am
amazed that all the Sherpas are still willing to climb up and down to the high camps with
all the dead they must pass along the way., Sincerely Annalisa Shield from Virginia
A.) No it will put the rescue climbers in great
danger, its not so easy as it may seem to carry somebody down from Everest. What I have
heard a strong groups of Sherpas, carried down a victim from south
summit and almost all got severe frostbite and its not worth that.
Q.) On Everest, are any of the climbers as strong
as Babu ?
A.) Reinhold Messner is the strongest ever.
Q.) Would you rate Babu night on the summit as the highest achievement in history? Just
think if a western climber would have done it.
A.) What I have heard when I was down on
Everest he had help from other Sherpas carrying up gear (Oxygen, Tent, sleeping
bag etc) And then I admire R. Messner's ascent more (78/81)
Q.) What do you think about the Mallory photos been sold that shows Mallory as a
A.) I don't know, but it feels a little bit like
archeology, making up the Everest history and that's OK.
Q.) Do you think Mallory was respected in death ?
A.) Yes, I was at NOVA press conference in
Kathmandu and I thought that they had a great respect in that moment they found him and
Best wishes Goran
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Q.) What does Goran think of
commercial guided expeditions on Everest?
A.) I think that they have to pick
there clients more careful, then its OK
Q.) Have you yourself put up a limit
on how many times you will pass above 8000 meters without bottled oxygen?
A.) No, but I thinks its enough now,
maybe one time more, we'll see... I'm thinking about the possible risks with braincapasity
Q.) Do you think the American climbs of these 8000 meter peaks are boring ?
With the exception of Alex Lowe this summer (which was not a 8000 meter peak), most of
these summits by Americans are just the plain old routes in Spring conditions. Only the
east Europeans and a few only seem to go for it . Do you agree ?
A.) No I think the well known
Americans are very strong and skilled Breashears, Lowe, Viesturs etc. You have done new
routes on many 8000 meters peaks. On big walls I think Americans is NO 1.
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On Saturday October 30th two climbers from the
Adventure Consultants Ama Dablam 1999 Expedition reached the summit of the 6828m
peak in Nepal. The soaring peak, known as the 'jewel of the Khumbu' is the backdrop to the famous
Thyangboche Monastery in the Khumbu Valley.
Mark Morrison (23) of Wanaka, New Zealand reached the summit via the south west
ridge with the expedition's head Sherpa guide Ang Dorje Sherpa (35) from Nepal.
Expedition leader David Hiddleston (30) of Wanaka, New Zealand, turned back on
the summit day at 6250m to accompany Christine Jacques (25) of Christchurch, New
Zealand, down to lower altitudes. She was suffering from a bout of altitude
sickness and improved after descending. Their summit day climb started at 4.30am
from Camp II at 6000m on what David described as 'a beautiful moonlit morning'.
The top was reached at 10.00am by Mark and Ang Dorje in clear conditions with a
light wind. All the group retreated back to Camp II after the climb and arrived
back down at Base Camp (4600m) yesterday.
Lee Heah (44) of Auckland, New Zealand did not make the summit climb as she had
left the expedition earlier in the month. The team had encountered
really deep snow upon first arriving at Base Camp on October 18th, but
conditions had steadily improved and allowed a few other groups to reach the
summit before the Adventure Consultants attempt.
All the expedition team members are now trekking back to Lukla, from where they
will fly to Kathmandu and then the Kiwis will head home to New Zealand
by November 11th.
Ten-time Everest Summiter announces his retirement, more information...
Ang Rita Sherpa, a veteran mountaineer also known as " The Snow
Leopard" has now decided to retire from climbing mountains. After the treatment of
"chest infection" at the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu he said " Since all
my relatives and the government officials has suggested me not to climb anymore and also I
am sick and tired - getting old, I have decided to retire from climbing."
He had been in bed for two and half months and
during that time he couldn't eat his meals due to lack of appetite. Earlier he was being
treated at the Khunde Hospital at his village town hospital, but as his condition didn't
improve he was choppered out to Kathmandu and admitted to Tribhuwan University Teaching
Hospital on 10th of Oct. He also had suspected cirrhosis symptoms. He was discharged from
the hospital on 24th of October.
Ang Rita, 55, had summited Mt. Everest 10 times
without oxygen, the last one via North Ridge in Tibet in 1997 and the title "Snow
Leopard " was honored to him for this unrivaled achievement.
11 members start to Karta (8:30AM) after 3 hours 12:00 PM our
team meet Mr. Bingcho (TMA Climber) with 30 porters from Karta they took
9days from Karta.
Our team tomorrow
(11/1/99) will going down to Karta
team leader Heo Youngho
Daily News: 11/1/99 Report
Ginette Harrison's pictures that she sent EverestNews.com
before her expedition to Dhaulagiri.
from her successful Spring Expedition to Makalu
(8463m), where Ginette became the first British female to Summit
Makalu. The pictures are Ginette at Camp 2; Ginette and Hamish climbing the final summit
ridge; Gary on the fixed rope en route to Camp3. All are from the Harrison/Pfisterer
Ginette lived in America with her husband Gary Pfisterer.