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Gheorghe (aka George) Dijmarescu Q&A on
the Summit Questions
Let's start with the controversy and then talk about You and
Q.) Did Tortladze Gia reach the Summit of
Everest in Spring of 1999 ?
A.) NOT, definitely NOT
Q.) What time did you summit?
A.) May 26, 1999 at 10:45am Nepali time.
Q.) Did you see Gia while you where on the Summit ?
A.) No I did not see Gia while I was on the summit of Mt.
Q.) What time approx. did you leave the Summit?
A.) I left the summit with Apa Sherpa at approximately
Q.) When you were descending from the Summit at what
location and time did you run into Gia ? Was he going up or down?
A.) I met Gia along with other Georgians at the lowest point
on the ridge (from that point climbers descent the wall). The time was approximately
between 2:30-3:00pm. He was sitting down with the other Georgians approximately
between 1-1 1/2 hour. Distance from 8,300m camp (an average climber descending
Q.) What did the other climbers say or whether or not he
reached the Summit ?
A.) There was no claim about the summit from Gia or the
other Georgians [about Gia's summit] , so we basically say: that is OK, next time you will
Regards from Gheorghe Dijmarescu
The second Part of Gheorghe will be shown later, so you can
learn more about this interesting climber.
The Group Summit Photo, taken by Apa Sherpa, on the Summit
of Everest: See here