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 Daily News: 3/27/2000 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.

  • Everest Spring 2000: A 14 year boy

EverestNews.com has learned a 14 year boy, Temba Tshering Sherpa, plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000 from the Nepal side of the mountain. Needless to say, he would be the youngest to Summit Everest if successful.

But with Everest, things are never simple.

Other sources tell us his name is Dolkha Tembachhiri. EverestNews.com assumes this is the same boy with the differences being Nepali. Sherpas are named for the day of week that they are born....

The boy is a seventh grade student in Pashupati Secondary School in Chabhil. They start the final push for the top on April 13 and plan to summit on April 17th. Other members of his expedition team are Chhewa Sherpa (his father), Chhiring Sherpa (his elder brother), Dangima Sherpa, Phurbachhiri Sherpa, and Ram Krishna Shrestha. Everest Expedition 2000: New Record, is being organized by the Dolkha Trust.

EverestNews.com asked Ang Tshering Sherpa, owner of Asian-Trekking,  what the plan is: " Regarding the 14 year boy Mr. Temba Tshering Sherpa attempting Mt. Everest: The organizer did not contact me earlier. They tried to organize the expedition separately from Nepalese Millennium Everest Expedition. Later they got a financial problem and requested us to combine them in the NWMEE team. But since the permit has already been issued in the name of Nepalese WMEE, we can not include them. Alternative is we have to change again the name of the Expedition. Any way they will get a co-operation from our side. Sincerely", Ang Tshering Sherpa Managing Director 

Last year Arbin Timilsina attempted to climb the Everest at 15 years old but turned around less than 100 meters below the summit. Arbin attempted on a day with many others climbers on Everest when the Sherpas climbers were "slowed by the pack." The Sherpas never blamed this as a reason for Arbin not reaching the Summit. However, one wonders if the early date to attempt is to avoid similar problems.

  • Annapurna Spring 2000: Third Dispatch

EverestNews.com will follow the attempt on Annapurna of the "International Annapurna 2000Expedition":

The members of the expedition have been received in the real Palace of Katmandu by S. Magestad King Birendra Bir. He delivered them a flag of Nepal. The head of the expedition Pujante Josep gave to S.M. King Birendra Bir a letter that King of Spain Juan Carlos I, had trusted to him. The expedition gave some presents to King Birandra who paid tribute to the fact that the 3rd of June of 1950 marked a landmark in the history of the humanity. (The first Summit of an 8000 meter peak.)

Ugur Uluocak, a climber from Turkey, who is part of this expedition, has been delayed in arriving due to airline problems.

Their web site:  www.interofer.es/annapurna2000 with reports in Spanish, Pictures and more ! A very nice site.

EverestNews.com has added a Spring 2000 Annapurna Page where EverestNews.com will report News on this expedition and other Annapurna News.

  • Everest Spring 2000: Everest Dream

Here is the latest update on my where about. I will let you know about some other teams in Namche on my next update. Thanks,  Saeed

March 25, 2000 Fly to Lukla: Hi every one, Today I flew from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a village at 9000 feet. The flight is quite an adventure by itself. Lukla's runway is located on a 500 feet ledge which has a 2000 feet in front of it and a 1000 feet rock face at the end of it. The runway is built uphill so the incline will help the plane to come to a stop. When the pilot touches down he has under 10 seconds to bring the plane to stop. The take off however, is much easier for obvious reasons! Tswang Dorje and I had lunch and after arranging for the porters left Lukla about 12:30 and arrived in Phakding at 4:00 PM with a very slow pace videotaping and taking pictures. Phakding lodge was pretty quiet. I had an early night and checked in about 8:30 for a good night sleep...

March 26, 2000 Phakding to Namche Bazaar: The elevation of Phakding is about 8300 feet and I had great night sleep last night. I woke up early this morning and after a hefty breakfast we left the village about 8:00 o'clock. It was sunny and quite pleasant. We were to gain about 3000' to reach Namche Bazaar. Since we had plenty of time to get there I spent a lot of time videotaping and taking pictures. We could not avoid the hospitable villagers invitation to a cup of hot milk tea or hot lemon tea and made frequent stops. As we approached Namche around 2:00 PM it got cloudy and we heard loud rumble of several avalanches in the adjacent valley. I am planning to stay another night in Namche at  11500 feet but I will take a hike up to 13000 feet tomorrow. I will be in touch...

Saeed's dispatches from Nepal can be found at www.everestdream.com

  • Everest Spring 2000 North Side:

Juan Oiarzabal, "To the Edge of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish: Expedition to recreate the ascent of 1924 of Mallory and Irvine of Everest. This expedition is already underway.

  • Everest Spring 2000: Byron Smith moving up !

Want to send a virtual postcard of the Everest 2000 Expedition to a friend? Visit http://cbc.ca/everest2000/postcards/ and select one of the images, then click to compose your message and e-mail your Mt. Everest greetings to anyone you choose.

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

  • Everest South Side 2000::: At Everest Base Camp !

Leader: MANUEL GONZALEZ DIAZ

This experienced group of seven climbers includes two women   Manuel Gonzαlez, Manuel Salazar, Shelter Ortega, Immaculate Fernandez, Santiago Millαn, Fernando Fernandez-Villancos and Jose Antonio Perez. They have trained the last year for Everest.

Rough Translation: In their words...

The white and green colors of the Andalusia flag is flying at Everest Base Camp in "the Glacier of the Khumbu". The three Andalusian climbers whose objective was to install the necessary infrastructure at base camp on the mountain, arrived without no new developments at 5350 meters.   When they arrived, part of the expedition's Sherpas had already constructed a stone structure covered by tarps, which will be the climbers' habitual meeting-place.

Thus the arrival to Base Camp as told by Manuel Gonzαlez:  "Day 19 we climbed from Lobuje until the height of a camp located 4540 meters.  I would prefer to go quickly to 5,500 meters directly to Base Camp but I must recognize that the approach to Base Camp must been done in small doses to acclimatize properly. The sherpas responsible for keeping the Ice Fall open have initiated the effort and are moving at a good rate. Most of the organized loads are already in Base Camp, some climbers will descend again to the locality of Pangboche, where the second group of climbers and the group of trekkers were to have arrived at Nanche Bazaar. They  will remain a day or two to adapt to the altitude.

The equipment that the Sherpas need to maintain the ice cascade (Ice Fall) has arrived and work has been initiated at a good rate. This area of the mountain (the ice fall), unique by its characteristics, has been equipped by the Sherpas specialists for years. The expeditions that go to Everest to scale Everest by this nepali slope, pay an amount determined in American dollars to acquire the right to use the complex facilities that are necessary to pass though the Ice Fall.

Source: Andalucia Everest 2000

EverestNews.com will publish the Andalucia reports in English. Their reports in Spanish, pictures, and more will be on the http://www.deporteandaluz.com/everest.htm site.

  • Everest North Side: Hard Going !

The French Canadians are reporting hard going on the way the Everest base camp in Tibet.

Rough Translation: In their words...

"We are on the way towards base camp. The climatic conditions are really bad! There is much snow, the truck and the Jeep is  constantly stuck in snow."

"We have had three days of very bad weather. We could not make the trek around the Mount Kaοlash, there was far too much snow. Even the pilgrims who had begun their pilgrimage around the crowned mountain made half way! There is of one meter and half to 2 meters of snow, too much for us to advance. In addition, here the landscape is very beautiful, it is like a moonscape.  One of our two Jeeps has died this evening.  The engine died when we were at the top of a pass. We tried to tow this Jeep but didn't work out. Our Chinese guides decided to give up it place all the hardware in the truck and the last Jeep. We are disappointed not to be able to make the trek around the mount Kailash, perhaps we will have the possibility of passing by again there during our return. But at 08:00 hour we finally and fortunately found the tracks of another vehicle. The road was thus much easier from this moment. We could never have reached where we needed to pass, without these tracks!  " But at 08:00 hour we finally and fortunately found the tracks of another vehicle. The road was thus much easier from this moment. We could never have reached where we needed to pass, without these tracks!  " But at 08:00 hour we finally and fortunately found the tracks of another vehicle. The road was thus much easier from this moment. We could never have reached where we needed to pass, without these tracks!  "

The fun is over for now...

Check them out at http://www.everestmillenium.qc.ca/jdb.asp for reports in French, video and more.

  • Recent News

Juan Oiarzabal, "To the Edge of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish: Expedition to recreate the ascent of 1924 of Mallory and Irvine of Everest. This expedition is already underway.

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

Dutch Climbers prepare for Everest

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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