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For Latest News. For earlier reports: See the News Index for a list of all the Daily Reports. See the Home Page for Individual Stories.  Receiving Reports from Over 25 Teams on Everest this Spring 2000.

NEWSFLASH 3/31/2000 3:28PM EST

  • Everest Spring 2000 North Side

The Search for Irvine and the Camera: Sources are reporting to EverestNews.com that expeditions headed to Everest in Tibet (North Side) state that the mountain is covered with snow. The climbers are reporting that, in their opinion, the amount of snow is much more than normal on the North Side. The climbers are stating the avalanche risk as dangerous.

Climbers on the South Side initially reported light snow up high from a distance. Contacts of Graham Hoyland who flew over Everest this spring reported light snow up high. The climbers at BC on the South Side have been busy (see below), therefore their view is unknown at this point.

Last year the amount of snow was very light when the body of George Mallory was discovered. You might find it interesting to look at the pictures in our story Juan Oiarzabal, "To the Edge of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish: Expedition to recreate the ascent of 1924 of Mallory and Irvine of Everest. The pictures to us, appears to show light snow up high in 1924.

EverestNews.com has not received the latest report from the Andalucia Everest Expedition yet.

Daily News: 3/31/2000 Report

  • One death on the way to Everest

A German climber has died.

The Andalucia Everest Expedition attempted to help the climber but could not save the climber life. The Andalucia Everest Expedition latest dispatch is below. They did not mention their heroic effort to save the climber life.

We knew we liked these guys...

Other sources (several) informed EverestNews.com of the news.

The Retena Expedition Odyssey Everest 2000 expedition (Inaki Ochoa) reported the news on 3/28/200. However, EverestNews.com takes a conservative approach to reporting deaths and waited...

The Andalucia Everest Expedition has confirmed the news from Everest base camp to EverestNews.com. The Andalucia Everest Expedition has worked very hard on trying to save this life and getting the body down to send it home. EverestNews.com expects a report from them in a few hours.

  • Everest South Side 2000: At Everest Base Camp

Andalucia Everest Expedition leader: MANUEL GONZALEZ DIAZ

This experienced group of seven climbers includes two women   Manuel Gonzαlez, Manuel Salazar, Shelter Ortega, Immaculate Fernandez, Santiago Millαn, Fernando Fernandez-Villancos and Jose Antonio Perez. They have trained the last year for Everest.

Rough Translation: In their words...

Expedition Andalusia Everest has completed the installation of its Base Campompleted the installation of its Base Campompleted the installation of its Base Camp

Trekkers are with the members of the Andalusian Expedition.

29 of March Yesterday, the trekking group trekking arrived at Everest Base Camp after spending several days walking through wonderful landscapes. Some are experiencing some headaches due to the altitude (5250meters). The Expedition Andalusian's trekkers crossed through incredible landscapes watching the incredible landscapes and hearing pieces of mountains fall around them.  Sometimes these noises are created by ice falling, other times rocks. On the other hand, the members of the expedition have finished installing all the necessities of BC. They have communicated via satellite telephone and maintain contact with Andalusia through messages of electronic mail. Yesterday, the communications were totally are installed and generators and solar panels are feeding the electricity to them. Some of the Expedition members are experiencing throat annoyances and colds without too much importance. They are not concerned with this as keeping them from the challenge of Everest.

EverestNews.com will publish the Andalucia reports in English. Their reports in Spanish, pictures, and more will be on the http://www.deporteandaluz.com/everest.htm site.

  • Everest Spring 2000: Adventure Consultants Featured Expedition on EverestNews.com

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Adventure Consultants in Spring 2000. Adventure Consultants is a world renowned expedition climbing company with a legacy of ascents to the more remote and wild peaks on our planet. Quality service, complete commitment and success are the hallmarks of Adventure Consultants, as are Guy Cotter and the qualified guides and staff who are the driving force behind Adventure Consultants’ expeditions.

Adventure Consultants Everest Expedition 2000

Expedition Leader: Guy Cotter (New Zealand), Climbers: Yukimitsu Okubo (Japan), Andy Hebson (USA), Mountain Guide: David Hiddleston (New Zealand), Expedition Doctor(s): Jim Litch (USA) and Rachel Bishop (UK), Sherpas: Expedition Sirdar - Ang Tshering; Cooks - Chhongba & Dawa; Cook boys - Kanchha (Solu) and Chuldim (Khunde); Camp II Cook - Chuldim (Khumjung); Climbing Sardar - Ang Dorje; Climbing Sherpas - Mingma Tenzing (Thame), Pema Rinzing (Khunde) Pasang Tenzing (Phortse), and Tshering Palden (Makalu).

During the upcoming pre-monsoon season Adventure Consultants is operating its ninth expedition to Everest, via the South Col from Nepal. The objective of the expedition is to make a safe and successful ascent of the mountain and for everyone to return safely to base camp.

The expedition itinerary for climbing Mount Everest is as follows;

March 29 Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
March 31 Final briefing from Tourism Ministry
April 1 Fly to Lukla
April 2 - 10 Trek to Base Camp
April 11 - 30 Establish camps and acclimatise
May 1 - 4 Rest at Base Camp
May 5 - 12 Summit Climb
May 15 Clean up and depart Base Camp
May 19 Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu
May 20 - 22 Depart for home

Everest Summiters with Adventure Consultants: Here is a list of the climbers who have reached the top of Everest with Adventure Consultants during their expeditions. They have made a record tally of 54 ascents of the mountain, with climbers from 10 nationalities reaching the summit.

Spring 1990: Rob Hall, NZ, Gary Ball, NZ, Peter Hillary, NZ, Rudy van Snick, Belgium -First Belgian climber, Mickey Reutersward, Sweden -First Swedish climber, Oskar Kihlborg, Sweden , Apa Sherpa, Nepal.

Spring 1992: Rob Hall, NZ, Gary Ball, NZ, Guy Cotter, NZ, Ned Gillette, USA, Randall Danta, USA, Doug Mantle, USA, Doron Erel, Israel -First Israeli climber, Ingrid Baeyens, Belgium - First Belgian woman climber, Cham Yick Kai, Hong Kong -First Hong Kong climber, Sonam Tshering Sherpa, Nepal, Apa Sherpa, Nepal, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Nepal, Ang Dorge Sherpa, Nepal, Tashi Sherpa, Nepal.

Spring 1993: Rob Hall, NZ, Jan Arnold, NZ, John Gluckman, NZ, Veikka Gustafsson, Finland -First Finnish climber, Ang Dorje Sherpa, Nepal, Ang Chumbi Sherpa, Nepal, Norbu Sherpa, Nepal.

Spring 1994: Rob Hall, NZ - First Westerner to summit 4 times, Ed Viesturs, USA, Hall Wendel, USA, David Taylor, USA, David Keaton, USA, Erling Kagge, Norway -First to reach Everest and two Poles, Hellmut Seitzl, Germany - At 56 years, second oldest person Ekkert Gundelach, Germany, Ang Dorje Sherpa, Nepal, Norbu Sherpa, Nepal, Nima Gombu Sherpa, Nepal.

Spring 1996: Rob Hall, NZ - First Westerner to summit 5 times, Andy Harris, NZ, Mike Groom, Australia, Jon Krakauer, USA, Doug Hansen, USA, Yasuko Namba, Japan - Second Japanese woman to summit and oldest woman to ever Summit Everest, Ang Dorje Sherpa, Nepal, Norbu Sherpa, Nepal.

Their words, "Note - The tragic events of this expedition have been well publicised in recent years. On the descent from the summit the expedition was caught in a storm. Rob Hall was trapped on the South Summit with Doug Hansen and subsequently both died. Mountain Guide Andy Harris and climber Yasuko Namba also died, Andy was last seen returning to the South Summit to give aid to Rob Hall. A full account of the climb can be read in Colin Monteath's book 'Hall and Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers'. Guy Cotter and David Hiddleston assisted from Everest base camp with the rescue of the 15 surviving members. Guy subsequently took over the reins of Adventure Consultants in June 1996.

Spring 1997: Guy Cotter, NZ, Ed Viesturs, USA, David Carter, USA, Tashi Tenzing, Australia -Grandson of Tenzing Norgay, Veikka Gustafsson, Finland - Oxygenless ascent, Ang Dorje Sherpa, Nepal, Mingma Tshering Sherpa, Nepal,

Check them out today at http://webnz.com/adventure/ !

  • Asian-Trekking, the largest organizer of Expeditions to 8000 meter in Nepal and China:

Please find below the list of the expedition organizing by Asian Trekking:

1.  Lhotse Grus Expedition lead by Beno Kashkashavili (Georgian) 4 Georgian + 5 Russian, leave for Expedition 1 April.

2.  International Annapurna Expedition lead by Ed Viesturs, 1 American + 1 Canadian + 1 Finish (Vienna Gustafsson).

3.  Saxony Himalaya Makalu Expedition lead by Gotz Wiegand (German) + 6 member leave for expedition 3 April.

4. International Lhotse Expedition lead by Piotr Pustelnik (Poland) + 6 member from different nationality.

Thanking you, Best wishes, Ang Tshering Sherpa

  • Everest Spring 2000: A 14 year boy

EverestNews.com has learned a 14 year boy, Temba Tshering Sherpa, plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000 from the Nepal side of the mountain. Needless to say, he would be the youngest to Summit Everest if successful.

Temba Tsheri Sherpa born in 06/05/85 is climbing Mt. Everest. Temba got inspiration for climbing Mt. Everest from his father and the fairy-tale he used to hear from friends and relatives about the success of climbing Mt. Everest and the fame you earn after. The name Temba signifies one of the manifestation of Lord Buddha, meaning as Temba Ringpoche. The middle name Tsheri signifies as Tshe Ring meaning Long Long Life. The team seems all set for their expedition to Mt. Everest. All they need right now is, as their name suggests, a good blessing of Lord Buddha (Temba Ringboche) for enough fund and good weather condition in the Mountain.

Another feature of this expedition is that a guy named Ram Krishna Shrestha wants to climb Mt. Everest representing Newar Community. Newar Community are famous in Nepal as Craftsmen, Businessmen and great traders between Tibet and Nepal.  He wants to uphold the glory of the first Newari Man, late Narayan Shrestha who had climbed Mt. Everest in 1985 from North Ridge in Tibet. bikrum pandey, himalaya center,  kathmandu / nepal

BIO-DATA of Temba Tsheri Sherpa

Name : Temba Tsheri Sherpa

Father's Name : Chhauwa Sherpa

Address : Tashinam, Dolakha

Date of Birth : 2042/01/24 BS (06/05/1985 AD)

Place of Birth : Dolakha

Education : Undergoing grade Seven

School Name : Pashupati Mitra Secondary School, Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nationality : Nepali

Religion : Buddhist

Sex : Male

Language : Nepali, English & Sherpa

MOUNTAINEERING BACKGROUND: Successfully completed the "Basic Mountaineering Training Course" organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association in Manang. Summited the Nawar Peak during the Basic Mountaineering Training period with the training group. Summited the Island Peak (6183m) on 2nd Nov. 99 with Taiwanese Lady Mountaineering Group.

  • Canadian Everest Expedition 2000:

Current Status: On the way to Everest Base Camp: Ben Webster writes: I'm feeling pretty happy with how things have gone. My only concerns have been some minor health issues with the media people and a few technical glitches with the satellite system.

You can get full details at the Canadian Everest Expedition 2000's official website -- http://www.canoe.ca/Everest/home.html

  • Everest Spring 2000:

Three Dutch Climbers Frits Vrijlandt, Steven Le Poole, and Joke Groenendaal: Frits and Steven, will attempt to climb Everest via the North ridge. When they succeed, they will be the first Dutchmen to do so.  Joke will keep you updated.

Current Status: Joke Groenendaal: "Today we have a day's rest at Gosaykund at 4370 meters. We had a rough night last night, with far too little sleep. We have gained height quickly (to 4300 meters in two days), you pay the toll by sleeping badly. It feels like the after effects of a night of serious drinking, like a small hangover".

Check them out: http://www.everest.home.nl/ for the full details.

  • NEWSFLASH Time has sadly arrived early this year.

EverestNews.com will report more on this death and the heroic efforts to save this climbers life later today. We will also report that conditions on the North are being reported as bad for searching for Irvine and the camera.

Check back this afternoon (US EST) for a NEWSFLASH.

  • Recent News

EverestNews.com has learned a 14 year boy plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000

Summary of Canadian Expeditions on Everest in Spring 2000

Graham Hoyland's Lecture "Unraveling the Mystery of George Mallory" in the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.

Alan Hinkes Q&A

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Adventure Consultants for Everest Spring 2000

Close Does Not Count for Records


EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe for Everest Spring 2000

Spanish Climber to attempt the Messner route on Everest

Change of Guard at the Khumbu Ice Fall

Graham Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest in Spring 2000 insearch of the camera and Irvine.

Climbers headed to Everest Base Camp

Jochen Hemmleb Q&A Part 7

India climber plans to spend the night on the Summit

Dutch Climbers prepare for Everest

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