Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
  
Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




 Autumn Season witnesses good number of climbers in Nepal


copyright@Ray Yeritsian

One hundred and sixty-four members of 40 expedition teams successfully climbed 17 peaks autumn season of 2003.

Altogether 76 teams consisting of 490 members from 18 countries, including six Nepalese climbers, were permitted to climb 36 peaks of heights ranging from 6000 meters to the 8000 meter peaks, said the Ministry of Tourism. This season is significant for the tourism industry since it collected Rs. 21.6 million in royalties.

Two teams are still trying to climb Tengkanboche and Lhotse peaks (more on the Japanese in Today's report).

Besides the expedition members 52 altitude porters have also climbed the peaks. This falls was much better in terms of mountaineering and trekking compared to last autumn.

Among the 76 team of 18 countries, 14 were French, 13 American, 7 UK, 6 German, 4 Japanese, 4 Australian, 3 Korean, 3 Spanish, 3 Austrian, 3 Canadian, 3 Czechoslovakian, 3 Russian, 3 Italian, 2 Belgian, 2 Swiss, 1 Polish, 1 Mexican, 1 Danish.

22 expedition teams were permitted for the Ama Dablam and majority of them also succeeded.

There were also 6 casualties: one died in Ama Dablam, two were missing in Lhotse Shar, one died in Himjung and 2 in Rakshaurai. Two bodies of Japanese and one of German have been recovered while 2 Korean, one French and on Nepali are still missing.

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) had permitted 2,292 members of 443 expedition teams to climb 33 small peaks below 6,500m.

The government has already opened 326 peaks of the country for expedition and trekking. Out of them 33 small peaks below 6,500m are operating by the NMA. The autumn expedition season begins from the third week of September and lasts in early December.

Reported by Bikrum Pandey, Vice President NMA His newest web site is here. With additions by the staff at EverestNews.com

 







 

 

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Atomic

   Big Agnes

   Black Diamond

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   Chaco

   Cloudveil

   Columbia
  
CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Exofficio

   FiveTen

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Gregory

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
  
Headlamps

   Hestra
  
Helmets

   Helly Hansen

   HighGear

   HornyToad
  
Ice Axes

   Julbo

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Life is Good

   Lowa

   Lowe Alpine

   Lowepro

   Millet

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Osprey

   Outdoor Research
  
Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   Prana

   Princeton Tec

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Royal Robbins

   Salomon

   Scarpa

   Scott

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Sterling Rope

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Teva

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
  
Yaktrax
  
and more here

 

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it