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
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
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
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.
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...
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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.
Everest Spring 2000: Adventure Consultants Featured Expedition on
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
Adventure Consultants Everest
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
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
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
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
Name : Temba Tsheri
Father's Name :
Address : Tashinam,
Date of Birth :
2042/01/24 BS (06/05/1985 AD)
Place of Birth :
Education : Undergoing
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
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
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.