2002 by the Airborne Ranger Club of Finland
Mr. Tomi Myllys, leader
Mr. Reima Holopainen, member
MD Heikki Karinen, member & doctor
Mr. Arri Leino, member
Mr. Jarno Leppala, member
Mr. Jouni Rajala, member
This is the first official expedition to a 8000 m
peak by the Airborne Ranger Club of Finland. Some
members of the club have taken part to previous
commercial expeditions as private persons but none
has reached the summit of an eight-thousender.
Some years ago it was decided that the first 8000
will be Broad Peak. However, due to circumstances
in international relations the target was changed
to Tibet. The expedition uses no guides, porters
or supplementary oxygen. The expedition has
started from Helsinki 13. April and hope to be
back 26. May, 2002.
5/28/2002: After returning back to Finland, one
member of Finnish Shishapangma
expedition states: "We climbed to Central
summit (8012 m)." Jukka
13 May: Two members, Arri Leino and Jouni Rajala,
reached the 8048m summit [We will need to confirm
which Summit, Main or Central] at 1 PM and descended to C2. The
other climbers ascended to C3. Good weather during
the past few days.
May: Bad weather returned. Climbers Tomi Myllys
and Reima Holopainen reached 7500 m, Jarno Leppala
reached 7400 m and Heikki Karinen 6300 m. The
expedition is retreating from the mountain.