EverestNews.com has not
reported a confusing story to you the last few
Update at the end...
Why? Well we don't know
what is going on...
Here is the confusion...
The Latest: What is
happening in Nepal?
Initial reports said
they were kidnapped, but then trapped....
Then Stevie, speaking
live to radio 5 in London said they were asked for
money, like the Makalu teams last spring (Makalu 2002:
Armed Maoists demand money
from the Makalu teams!) So Stevie, then appeared
stuck not wanting to face the rebels on the way
The controversial Stevie
Haston, who while always claiming to hate the press,
talks a lot to the press... After this he might go
back to hating the press more...
We would like to it
CLEAR, EverestNews.com does not know what is going on
with this group. The reports are frankly very
confusing. Stay tuned, and let's hope everyone gets
Below are several of the
held at gunpoint
Haston safe after Himalayan rescue|
ask for air lift to avoid highway robbery
climber held to ransom
for Safe Return of British Climbers
Britain's 'best ever climber' seized at 16,000ft by
rebels trap British climber
(This BBC story really confuses the picture)
Update Various sources
are reporting the climbers are safe after being
airlifted out of the area.....
nepalnews is reporting
the climbers safe and, " A trekking agent who
preferred anonymity said expeditions pay Maoists
Rs.4000 per person in the Mount Makalu area and $100
per person in the Simikot area in far west Nepal to
buy the goodwill of the rebels. The expedition
activity continues uninterrupted after paying the
ransom." nepalnews.com br Oct.30
Note: "All the
expedition members were safe and in good health."