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7 summits and other mountain stuff => News => Topic started by: trunl on May 15 2004, 21:42

Title: FIRST EVEREST SUMMIT OF THE SEASON!!!
Post by: trunl on May 15 2004, 21:42
The news have arrived at last: The first summiteers of Mount Everest 2004 are Chilean Ernesto Olivares Miranda (Makalu), Andrónico Luksic Craig, Misael Alvial Cid (K2 and Aconcagua), Sherpa Alden, Sherpa Angi, Sherpa Rama, Sherpa Shulding, Kiko, and British Annabelle Bond.

Expedition leader is Rodrigo Jordan (Everest via the Kangchung face).

Other climbers also on the summit are members of a commercial expedition; their details are unknown at this point. But they are all hugging, shaking hands, some are crying - and calling mom! The view down is breathtaking and the sky above is nearly black: This is the closest you get to Space on Earth!

check it out on

http://www.mounteverest.net/story/Everestsummit-ClimbershavereachedtheTopoftheWorldMay152004.shtml

they also have a really cool video there!

trunl
Title: Re: FIRST EVEREST SUMMIT OF THE SEASON!!!
Post by: trunl on May 15 2004, 21:45
Annabelle Bond, one of the summiteers, is trying for the seven summits now, and has now completed everest!

check out her website at

www.annabellebond.com


trunl
Title: Re: FIRST EVEREST SUMMIT OF THE SEASON!!! Ed viesturs And Appa Sherpa as well
Post by: 7summits on May 17 2004, 16:14
Good stuff!
Meanwhile more people have summited, this is just in on the excellent Everest newssource www.mounteverest.net

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Preliminary reports have Ed Viesturs and Apa Sherpa on summit today. That would be Apa Sherpas 14th summit

The climbing on the northside is not going too well, the winds are picking up, snow is expected...