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 Shishapangma 2001 News and Expeditions

Update 10/21/2001: Swiss Expedition: On the 24th of September 2001 Nicolas Gex, Kobi Reichen, and myself all UIAGM Swiss mountain-guides successfully climbed alpine style Shisha Pangma South Face (Scott Route). Starting in the afternoon of the 23th of September from Advanced base camp (5600 m), we climbed to the Main summit in one push (no sherpas, no camps, no oxygen). After 45 minutes on the summit, we went down the same way, and were back around midday at Advance Base Camp. Best regards, Olivier RODUIT

Expeditions: Page down for updates on the various expeditions

Autumn 2001 Expeditions

Russell Brice and his Himalayan Experience team heads for Shishapangma. Updates at here!

Gary Pfisterer is headed to Shishapangma with Chris Shaw (who summitted K2 on Gary's 2000 K2 Expedition) and others including Swee Chiow.

See here for the reports.

4.) Ryszard Pawlowski, the famous Polish climber with 3 summit of Everest is also attempting Shishapangma. He would like to reach really Main Summit. He is going to make pictures and video of the route.

5.) Spanish women Expedition: Dones al Shisha, 2001 Expedition (Spanish Women)

Update: The expedition "Dones al Shisha" had summitted Shishapangma via normal route some days ago. 2 members at summit, unconfirmed names. This expedition, exclusively integrated for women (including the sherpas and liaison official) had installed the last camp at 7300 meters. Some problems with telecommunication equipment had made impossible to confirm the success. Source: Pedro

Update 10/11/2001: Now it's confirmed that on 29th September 2001 two woman members of Spanish expedition to Shisha Pangma "Dones al Shisha" had climbed main summit. Maite Hernandez (29 years old) and Nuria Balaguer (32 years) Best regards Pedro

Note: Unconfirmed if they made the Main or Central Summit, most climbers Summit the lower Central Summit.

Mr. Um and the Koreans Summited Shishapangma Main Summit this Autumn on the SW route with Chris Warner and Gary Pfisterer Expedition. For Mr. Um, historians now credit him with completing the 14 8000 peaks Summits. Mr. Um had claimed completion of the Quest previously. The Korean expedition fixed much of the route (with fixed ropes) that the other climbers used.

Update 10/21/2001: Swiss Expedition: On the 24th of September 2001 Nicolas Gex, Kobi Reichen, and myself all UIAGM Swiss mountain-guides successfully climbed alpine style Shisha Pangma South Face (Scott Route). Starting in the afternoon of the 23th of September from Advanced base camp (5600 m), we climbed to the Main summit in one push (no sherpas, no camps, no oxygen). After 45 minutes on the summit, we went down the same way, and were back around midday at Advance Base Camp. Best regards, Olivier RODUIT

Spring Expeditions:

1.) April 20 to June 6, 2001: Shishapangma Daniel Mazur

Update 5/25/2001: Hello, and greetings from Kathmandu and I hope all is well for you, family, colleagues and friends. Thanks for all of your help. We summitted Shishapangma, sponsored by Ozark Gear. Sean Burch (Virginia, USA) and Daniel Mazur (Montana, USA) climbed to the central summit of Shishapangma on May 12th, arriving to the central summit at 2030 hours pm. The winds were high and the snow was deep. Still, the sunset from the summit was very beautiful. Sean unfortunately suffered frostbite to several of his finger-tips. During the expedition, the pair climbed with two Tibetans: Nawang Tendup, and Pemba Tashi, both mountain climbing students from Shegar, Tibet. The expedition was sponsored by Ozark Gear. Much appreciation goes out to the many people who helped and supported the team. This was Sean's first 8000 meter peak and Daniel's 7th. A fifth member, Marek Wencel (Seattle, USA) sadly decided to drop out from the team prior to the expedition in Kathmandu, due to personal reasons. Detailed accounts of the climb and extensive photos are available for your review. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely, Daniel Mazur 

2.) FOCUS WORLD EXPEDITION: Shisha Pangma Expedition. Two teams: one Italian composed by Mountain Guide from Vallee d'Aoste and one by mixed climbers. In the latter, one of the members - the Italian Piero Moretti - will reach the base camp by bike from Kathmandu. All the members will climb the normal route. 

3.) Windhorse Shishapangma Expedition 2001

4.) Asian Trekking Supported Expeditions:

American/Finnish Shishapangma Expedition 2001

Edmund K. Viesturs and V. J. Gustafsson

Date from: 7th April to 18th of May

New: Dear, EverestNews.com 

Just to update you. I have returned from Shishapangma. Veikka Gustafsson and I reached the Main summit on April 30 at 1 PM. We climbed for 11 hours from our Camp 2 at just under 23,000'. The ridge between the Central and Main summit was spectacular. A razor sharp snow ridge that took us 1 1/2 hours to traverse. We had left base camp on April 28th and returned on May 1. Total time on the mountain was 18 days. regards, Ed Viesturs

Martiko Espedizio Shishapangma South Face Expedition Spring 2001

Climbing members:

 

 

 

 

 

S.N

Full name

D.O.B

Nationality

 

 

1

Mr. Xabier Erquicia  Zubieta 

20-08-70

Spanish

 

 

2

Ms. Francisco Picabea Zubeita

10-05-73

Spanish

 

 

3

Mr. Andoni Zulaika Moreton

25-01-73

Spanish

 

 

4

Mr. Luis M. Picabea Zubieta

17-12-73

Spanish

 

 

5

Ms. Sabino Corta Alzate

19-08-71

Spanish

 

 

6

Mr. Josep Oriol D. Ribas

07-02-64

Andorran

 

 

Date from:             7th April to 15th May

Leader: Mr. Xabier Eruicia Zubieta

SHISHAPANGMA EXPRESS 2001

Climbing members:

 

S.N

Full name

D.O.B

Nationality

 

1

Mr. Andrew P. McKinlay

25-Apr-60

Canadian

 

2

Ms. Shelley I. McKinlay

20-Aug-62

Canadian

 

3

Mr. Federick H. Ziel

28-Nov-53

USA

 

4

Mr. Erik M. Eriksson

22-Apr-55

USA

 

5

Ms. Monica R. Bittel

06-Jan-61

Canadian

 

6

Mr. Grant S. Mccormack

15-Oct-53

Canadian

 

7

Mr. Kevin B. Duck

29-Jan-59

USA

 

Date from:            21st April 30th of May

Leader:             Andrew P. McKinlay

Hong Kong China  Shishapangma Expedition 2001

 

 

 

 

 

S.N

Full name

D.O.B

Nationality

 

1

Mr. Lok Tsang

29-Aug-61

Chinese

 

2

Mr. Yick Kai Cham

12-May-59

Chinese

 

3

Mr. Ka Wai Ng

16-Aug-64

Chinese

 

4

Mr. Wai Lun Yiu

1-Mar-60

Chinese

 

5

Mr. Sing Ka Yeung

3-May-56

Chinese

 

6

Mr. Chun Ho Liu

26-Jun-71

Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date from:            21st April to 30th of May

Leader:             Mr. Yick Kai Cham

International Shishapangma  Expedition 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.N

Full name

D.O.B

Nationality

 

1

Mr. Dimitri Walton

26-Jun-74

USA

 

 

2.

Mr. Alejandro Villarreal

08-June-72

Mexican

 

 

3.

Mr. Adrian Nature

30-Nov-67

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date from:            7th April to 22nd of May

Look for News from both of these Expeditions on EverestNews.com this Spring 2001. To add your expedition to our team e-mail everestnews2004@adelphia.net.

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