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mountain (from BC) and the basecamp itself at 5200m.We will
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different positions to give you an idea of what is going on.
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Route and plan
We will climb Mt Everest, also known as Sagarmatha
(Nepal) or Chomolungma/Qomolongma (Tibet/China) from the
Tibet side, also known as the North East Ridge or Mallory
Route. We will be part of a larger expedition:
Everest 2006, which has more than 20 climbers, supplies all
the food and cooks, shower & toilet facilities etc.
After leaving Kathmandu around April 10th, we will drive
to Everest BC in 6 days, spending one night in the
bordertown Zhangmu, 1 or 2 nights in Nyalam and 2 nights in
Xigar/New Tingri. Then we will start the climbing process:
going up to ABC at 6400m, and then trying to acclimatize by
repeatedly going up (till 7700m) and down (to BC and a
small town at 4200m) before going up for the summit attempt.
See the detailed itinerary
here on the 7summits.com Everest pages.
Milan will go
as far as the North Col, which is located at 7060m.
Harry and the
2 Sherpas will try to
go all the way to the summit, 8850m above sealevel.
|This detail of the first picture show the
biggest problems for us: the 3 'Steps'. These are rock
climbs of moderate to severe difficulty. That is, at
sealevel, above 8500m, this is simply very tough.
section will be the crux for our team, even sighted persons
have problems here, without vision, Thomas will have to rely
on his team totally in order to conserve energy to get down
But after the 3 steps also the final slow slopes have to
be gained before the summit is reached.