feature full dispatches from Adventure
Consultants in Spring 2000.
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Team rested up and heading to Camp III 4/27/2000
After several days of
rest, the AC team have
departed BC at 5.00am this morning which seems to be the program for so many of
the expeditions today as there are about 50 people in the icefall.
The plan is to stay at CII tonight and tomorrow night, then move up to
CIII for the next night. The WX forecast predicts the jet stream winds to hit
the mountain on the 29th, the same night Yuki and Dave expect to be there, so
their arrival may be delayed!
Jim Litch arrived
yesterday to replace Dr Rachel Bishop as our base camp doctor,
Jim has been a guide for AC, summiting Cho Oyu and Shishapangma in 1999. Jim is
also an Everest veteran from an ascent via the Nth Ridge and is recognized as
one of the worlds leading high altitude doctors. We
have a system in place so that in the event any AC expedition members experience
any problems they will receive immediate attention,
whereas most other expeditions are forced to enquire around camp to see if any
available doctor will see patients. After all, our resources and infra
structure are in place to ensure the best advantage for our team, and the well
being of all!
On the small yellow
tent with the foot of the large glacier, a message written with the hand: "
Return in five days " the Quebec mountaineer Gabriel Filippi, who came very
close to death this week on the mountain, left the base camp to go to rest at
An experienced Danish
Expedition: Thrane & Thrane sponsorship of the first all Danish Mount Everest
Here is part of today's
Henry had already
vanished into the dark of the night mumbling
on about the Apocalypse when
the news hit me. The acclimatisation trip to Camp 3 the next day would have to
be postponed and, no longer able to fall asleep, the only thing left for us to
do was to collapse into the mess tent chairs and finish off the last drops of
our whisky... "
North East Ridge Spring 2000: Ken
does not climb Everest this time. He goes for the cleaning of Everest, around 6000M-8000M.
He is planning to get about 2 tons of garbage from the mountain. The main sponsor
is SONY CORP.
Ken, who is the
youngest to achieve the Seven Summits (well at least one version), is winning
many fans this year for his clean up efforts on the North Side. The
climbers are saying he is doing a great .
He is using Sherpa climbers from Asian-Trekking.
As we understand it,
He will NOT be attempting the Summit, nor will his Sherpa climbers.
EverestNews.com will update the Seven Summits list. We also hope to add lists
for all the climbers who have reached the Summits of all the 8000 meter
Hugo has a tribute
to his Sherpa climbers:
Chiri Sherpa: 9 Summits of Everest.
Dawa Sherpa: 4 times the
summit of the Everest.
Nima Sherpa: 3 times to the
summit of the Everest.
Sherpa: One summit of the Everest.
there are other very outstanding Sherpas as Dorjee Sherpa that has achieved 7
ascents to the Everest or Lhakpa Sherpa that has 5 ascents, which collaborate
with other expeditions. But the team of Sherpas of "Mexico on Top of the
World" constitutes a unique force...." Check him out at
Annapurna Spring 2000: EverestNews.com will
follow the attempt on Annapurna of the "International Annapurna 2000
Expedition": We think
you will find these daily reports very interesting. Go to their site for the
pictures and dispatches in Spanish.
Expedition Members Suspend Activity for Today
of Expedition: In
CI awaiting improved weather.
to CII at 6100m
members of the expedition suspended activity for today, and are waiting in CI
for better weather. Again, the weather on the mountain wanted to test our
physical and mental resistance. But we already knew and understand that mountain
is capricious and sometimes implacable. We are alone on the mountain, although
the knowledge that our families, friends and those
who share our love by the mountain accompany us with their hearts and the
Joaquim M. "Jake" Molins Gil from BC at 4180m, Nepal