Pfisterer is headed to Shishapangma
with Chris Shaw (who summitted K2 on Gary's 2000 K2
Expedition) and others including Swee
9/9/2001: The team is heading for Advanced Base Camp
and the weather has not been too good. All team
members are well. That was it. He may try
to phone again next week sometime.
9/17/2001: Hello EverestNews.com, I got a call from
Gary (Pfisterer) on Shishapangma early Thursday
morning- having heard the news via BBC he and his team
mates were concerned about the situation back here in
America. The call was quickly cut off as he said
it was snowing very hard. He called again the
following morning to say their weather has not been
very good, but the team is fine and doing well; one
team member had departed a day or two earlier due to
illness. I will let you know when I hear from
him again. God bless. Bett
9/20/2001: Hello Everyone
I just spoke with Gary. He
and team members Joe Davies, Swee Chow, Chris Shaw,
and Jarod Coburn are fine and have established their
Camp I on Shishapangma. There is a snow cave for
Camp II which is presently occupied by a Korean team.
The Koreans may attempt summit shortly while there is
good weather, and Gary's team may attempt summit in
three to five days if the weather holds. The
weather is presently good. They are all fine and send
their love and hellos home. I'll let you know
when I hear from him again! Bett
Hello EverestNews.com, Family and
I just spoke with Gary (Pfisterer) on Shishapangma-
his team is fine, in advanced base camp expecting to
make a summit attempt, however abit concerned about
now changing weather. They are all fine, in good
health and should be back in Nepal in about a week.
They send their hellos and love to all. I'll let
you know when I hear from him again. God bless.
EverestNews, Family and Friends, I just spoke with Gary Pfisterer who very happily
reports that Swee
and Chris Shaw (K2 Summitter on
Gary's expedition in 2000) have summitted
Shishapangma! The team is fine and in good
spirits. Once Chris and Swee get back to
basecamp they will be on the move to Kathmandu, where
they hope to be by Tuesday or Wednesday upcoming.
They send their love and hellos to all. Bett
10/5/2001: Chris & me got to the top at 3pm Nepal
time on 28 Sep. I took a look at the central summit.
It is much further than I thought, and of course,
knife-edge and really something that I wouldn't want
to cross. According to the French team that we met on
the way back to Nepal, this year, no one crossed it.
main summit is great - big and spacious. I am so glad
I chose to climb from the south. But getting there
took all that I had. We started from camp 3 at 6am and
it was a long 9 hours upward journey. Camp 3 was a
snow cave the Koreans had dug. The couloir was
endless. Lots of broken and soft snow the last 2 hours
getting to the summit ridge.
down was sure interesting. We had to down climb all
the way to camp 3 and we got there almost midnight.
That's the beginning of the iceberg. Both our sleeping
bags and food were not there !! This is still a
mystery today for Chris and me. So, a night out at
7400 meters without a bag. Yes, it was COLD !!
Shaw is a fantastic partner - very strong and lots of
teamwork spirit. Coming down, I had some problems with
my vision, he was my eyes. A very good person indeed.
that helps. I'll send a summit photo when I get back.
My wife is with me now in Kathmandu. A few days of
R&R and we should be home next week. Will discuss Peace
Climb 2 then... Cheers. Swee Chiow
- Chris Warner plans a TRUE SOLO of the Loretan route
with the transverse to the Main Summit. With no other
expeditions expected to be on the Loretan route this
Autumn. Chris is planning a go at it....
here for Chris Expedition Reports.
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.
here for Shishapangma
here for some information on Shishapangma