Climbing updates on 8 Thousanders (Spring 2017)

Dream Wanderlust | Apr 20 , 2017


Everest

20th April, 2017 | Good weather at Khumbu Icefall today


Everest

19th April, 2017 | A team of 24 climbers from India to scale Everest via North ridge reaches Base Camp
A team of 24 climbers from India to scale Everest via North Ridge reached base camp (china-side) today. The team is lead by Mr.Shekhar Babu B, who is the first Indian to summit 3 death zone peaks in 4 months and also the recipient of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award said, "This is the largest ever civilian team to attempt the Mt.Everest from India". The team has a total of 25 members including a doctor.
Expedition Team Significance: This is the largest ever civilian team that is attempting the Mt.Everest from India. The current team is of 25 members, which includes 23 climbers, Team Leader and Doctor.
The team can be divided into the following categories:
Sub-Team A: 6 Climbers (5 men, 1 woman). These climbers have been picked through a contest conducted by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. After extensive selections, aptitude tests, these 6 climbers have been finalised.
Sub-Team B: 13 Climbers (11 men and 2 women). All these Climbers are from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh sponsored welfare institutions, namely APSWREIS & APTWREIS.
Sub-Team C: 4 Climbers (2 men and 2 women). These climbers are privately sponsored climbers.
Members:
BACHINEPALLY SHEKHAR BABU (M, 36),Hyderabad (Leader)
PATEL LALIT (M,39) Gujarat (Expedition Doctor)
THAMMINENI BHARATH (M, 28) Andhra Pradesh (Deputy Leader)
GAJAVELLI CHENNA RAO (M,25) Andhra Pradesh
MOTHUKURI DHARMA TEJA (M, 22) Andhra Pradesh
SANDRANA NAGARAJU (M, 20) Andhra Pradesh
KARE SATYA RAO (M, 21) Andhra Pradesh (Quarter Master)
KANTEPALLI PARVATHI (F, 22) Andhra Pradesh
TAMMINENI RAJI (F,32) Andhra Pradesh
ASHA (F, 38) Rajasthan
PRABHUDESAI APARNA ARVIND (F,47) Maharastra
VADITHE SANDHYA BAI (F, 18) Andhra Pradesh
BODDU RANI (F, 18) Andhra Pradesh
CHINNI BABURAO (M,20) Andhra Pradesh
KOKKILIGADDA ASHOK (M, 18) Andhra Pradesh
SUDIPAKA VENKATESH (M ,19) Andhra Pradesh
GANUGAPENTA HARI PRASAD (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
KUNJA DURGA RAO (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
VOOYAKA KRISHNARAO (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
MANDANGI NAVEEN (M, 19) Andhra Pradesh
BODLA SAGAR (M, 18) Andhra Pradesh
REPALLE SUNDARAJU (M,19) Andhra Pradesh
GULLAMARUSU SURESH BABU (M, 19)Andhra Pradesh
SEELAM ESWARAIAH (M,18)Andhra Pradesh
Nihal Bagwan (M,25) Maharastra


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19th April, 2017 | Windy Everest Base Camp (Nepal)


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19th April, 2017 | "We are safe at Camp 1"


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18th April, 2017 | Sherpa Team is about to begin the search-and-recovery mission of the deceased climber Goutam Ghosh
17-04-2017 | Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
A team of six Sherpas lead by Phurba Sherpa is about to leave the Base Camp to reach Camp-3 of Everest by 19-04-2017 for load ferry and acclimatization. The team has already carried out several discussions at the Base Camp with the route-opening team and Icefall doctors to handle issues related to search and recovery process. The team is set to recover the remains of Goutam Ghosh who had been missing on Everest since 22nd May 2016.
Phurba Sherpa (from EBC): "We are now planning to start the first phase of search-and-recovery operation. It is windy today at Base Camp, waiting for a stable weather. Our aim is to first find the remains of Goutam Ghosh above the Camp-4, then after successful identification we will proceed to establish the infrastructure to bring the same to the Base Camp. But its too early to comment on the probability of success. We are in touch with route opening team who will fix-up the lines above the south col,... waiting for a weather window."

Goutam Ghosh

Lhotse

18th April, 2017 | Debasish Biswas sets to climb Lhotse to complete his sixth eight-thousanders Summit

Update from Kolkata
Route: traditional west
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
Debasish Biswas has successfully reached the summit of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna - I, Makalu and Manaslu over last 7 years. He has also been a part of several expeditions in the Himalayas, which include Mt. Kamet (1997),Chowkhamba-I (1998), Panwalidwar (2006), Nandakot (2000), Shivling (2005),Kulu Makalu (2007). Mt. Rubalkang (2007), Mt. Shiva (2002) etc.


Everest

13th April, 2017 | Efforts to recover the Remains of Goutam Ghosh have been initiated today
A Sherpa team lead by Phurba Sherpa is now on their way to Everest Base Camp to recover the remains of Goutam Ghosh who had been missing on Everest since 22nd May 2016.
The initiative has been taken by the Goutam Ghosh's family. Debasish Ghosh (Brother of Goutam Ghosh) has confirmed maximum effort and cooperation from his family in searching Goutam's remains by sending high-altitude- Sherpas and then bringing the same back to kolkata. The Nepal Govt. has already given permission to start the recovery operation.
As per the claims made by the climbers (last year), who have seen Goutam on the southeast ridge leading to the summit, it is said that Gautam's remains is located somewhere on the triangular face below the Balcony. On the other hand remains of Paresh, who had been rescued to Camp-4, south col by a group of climbers from NCC team 2016 , stayed somewhere at camp-4. (read the full story of last year's tragedy: https://goo.gl/Cu5Ffw)
A rescue team sent by YSD, WB last year, who brought the remains of Subhash Pal successfully from above Camp-3 claimed that they have seen the remains of Paresh Nath at Camp-4 inside a tent. However, they (the rescue team) could not bring Paresh back.
Earlier this month a member from YSD told that they have taken initiative to bring the remains of Paresh and Goutam from Everest. There has been no official confirmation to start the operation by the department yet. However Goautam's family would appreciate any cooperation from YSD, WB in this regard.

Goutam Ghosh

In Pic: Gautam Ghosh (21 May 2016, 14:50)


Everest

8th April, 2017 | Ueli Steck Heading Back to Everest with Big Plans


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7th April, 2017 | Mother of all traverses: Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger on Kangchenjunga


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7th April, 2017 | Umesh Zirpe and Vishal Kaduskar on their way to climb Mt. Everest

Update from Manjo
Route: South Col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support


Everest

6th April, 2017 | Message from Madhusudan Patidar (20) before he leaves to scale Mt. Everest via Northridge

Update from Indore
Route: Northridge
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He took part in several treks and expeditions in the Himalayas which includes EBC Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Chadar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Mt. Kabrudom expedition, Mt. Kabur (Pre-Everst), Mt. Stok Kangri Expedition etc.


Spring 2017

5th April, 2017 | Some Extraordinary Feats to Rock This Climbing Season

Everest Route

Ueli steck
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck with Tenji Sherpa will attempt 'Lhotse Traverse' without supplementary oxygen. It's a new route that would link Everest and neighboring Lhotse.

Kilian Jornet
Spanish ultra-runner Kilian Jornet will try to establish a speed record while running from Rongbuk (16,300 feet) to the summit of Everest via north col, a journey that he expects to take around 25 to 30 hours.

Adrian Ballinger
British climber Adrian Ballinger to use new techniques to reach the summit of Mount Everest in half the time it takes using traditional methods. Adrian has climbed Everest six times before. "We pre-acclimatize in tents at home, mimicking the effects of altitude. We do that for two months before we leave and effective train our bodies to 17,500 feet." he told BBC.

Carlos Soria
Alpinist Carlos Soria (78) the first man of that age to reach the 14 highest peaks in the world, sets out to climb world's seventh highest peak Dhaulagiri this year.

David Goettler & Hervé Barmasse
David Goettler of Germany and Hervé Barmasse of Italy will attempt a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (14th highest mountain in the world) this spring.

Min Bahadur Sherchan
85-year-old former Gurkha Min Bahadur Sherchan is making a bid to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest. He is going to break his own record.

Anshu Jamsenpa
Anshu Jamsenpa (from Arunachal, India) is the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest twice in one session within 10 days. She has already scaled Everest thrice till now. She (mother of two children) will attempt to scale the Everest this year again twice in a single session.

Andy Holzer
Andy Holzer from Austria will attempt Everest to become the second blind man to reach the summit.

Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards
This year alpinists Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards will return to Mt. Everest this spring to provide an exclusive, unfiltered view of climbing Everest their Snapchat from mobile phone without supp. oxygen. They nnamed it #EverestNoFilter expedition. They had done expedition with this name last year. But this year they have a very special plan. "This year, we know we can be a little more journalistic and look at some of the issues on Everest," Ballinger says. "We can talk about the trash issues and human waste issues and issues of hiring employees on the mountain and talk to other teams and other people on the mountain. I still want the funny, silly side of it, but I think there's more to talk about." He spoke to Men's Journal.

Ian Toothill
Ian Toothill will attempt Everest this spring to become the first cancer affected person to reach the summit.

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger
Moro and Lunger have planned to try to go up climbing Yalung Kang and opening a new route that will take them to the Yalung Kang East. After Yalung kang they will traverse the Kanchenjunga North, Central and South then to the Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. They have planned to do it without supplementary oxygen.

Alberto Zerain
Alberto Zerain and Juanito Oiarzabal set their dream project '2x14x8000', which is to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders peak for two times. This year Alberto Zerain (56) will attempt Annapurna for his 10th summit of 14.

Vladimir Strba
Slovak Vladimir Strba will attempt difficult Southwest face of Everest this spring.

Louis Rousseau, Adam Bielecki, Rick Allen and Felix Berg will attempt a new technical route on Cho Oyu North Face.


Everest

5th April, 2017 | 4th expedition to Mt Everest: What we can learn from Anshu Jamsenpa


Everest

4th April, 2017 | Sk Sahabuddin from West Bengal is set to ascend Mt. Everest

Update from Kolkata
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He took part in several expeditions in the Himalayas which includes peaks like Mt. Nun(7135m), Jongsong peak(7462m), Mt. Domekang(7264m), Mt. Leo Pargil(6816m), Mt. Gangstang(6162m), Mt. Manirang(6593m) etc.


Everest

4th April, 2017 | Everest Will Be More Crowded Than Ever This Year


Dhaulagiri

3rd April, 2017 | Dipankar Ghosh is set to scale Mt. Dhaulagiri this spring

Update from Kolkata
Route: traditional north-west
Type: with oxyegen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
Dipankar Ghosh has successfully reached the summit of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu and Lhotse over last 6 years. He has participated in 45 mountaineering expeditions (out of which in 31 expeditions he has been successful in reaching summit) including 5 un-climbed peaks.


Everest

2nd April, 2017 | Kuntal Karar from West Bengal on his dream Everest Mission

Update from Howrah
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experience:
He took part several expeditions in the Himalayas which include peaks like Mt. Kamet (7756 m), Mt. Nun (7135 m), Mt. Kun (7077 m), Mt. Satopanth (7075 m), Mt. Manirang (6593 m), Mt. Nanda Ghunti (6309 m) etc.


Everest

2nd April, 2017 | Route is now open up to 6050m
Icefall Doctors (from SPCC, Nepal ) have successfully opened the route up to Camp1 from the Base Camp via khumbu Icefall.
The route takes the traditional west-side route (2014) of Khumbu Icefall. ( See the map )
"The icefall Doctors have reached 6050m after fixing up the icefall route" ~ Nepal official (2nd April, 2017)

Everest Route

Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia


Everest

2nd April, 2017 | After Surviving Nepal Quake, Why Two Indians Are Climbing Everest Again


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2nd April, 2017 | Climber hopes to scale Everest in half the usual time


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2nd April, 2017 | Oldest climber from Malaysia James Lee Chong Meng (69) heads to Nepal to scale Everest


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30th March, 2017 | Bhagwan Chawale from Pune to scale Everest

Update from Phakding (2610m)
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He has already started his trek towards Everest Base Camp from Lukla, Nepal. He took part several expeditions in the Himalayas which include peaks like Bhagirathi II (6512 m), Island Peak (6189 m), Stok Kangri (6153 m), etc


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27th March, 2017 | First batch of spring climbers head to Everest, 500 are expected to attempt Everest this season


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25th March, 2017 | Manisha Waghmare from Maharashtra to scale Everest

Update from Maharastra
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
She is aiming at the fourth success of her seven summit project. She has already ascended several high peaks in Europe, Africa, Australia and in various himalayan expeditions


Dhaulagiri

24th March, 2017 | Alpinist Carlos Soria (78) to be the first man of that age to reach the 14 highest peaks in the world, sets out to climb


Everest

24th March, 2017 | Bothwell's Ricky Munday (40) attempts to conquer Mt. Everest in memory of his twin uncles


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23rd March, 2017 | Indian Navy team to again scale Mt. Everest this year


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23rd March, 2017 | Romanian alpinist Horia Colibasanu wants to climb the Everest without additional oxygen or Sherpas


Everest

22nd March, 2017 | Fort Collins climber Jim Davidson returns to Everest after earthquake


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22nd March, 2017 | Climbing Everest at the age of 85?

Min Bahadur Sherchan is making a bid to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest.


Everest

21st March, 2017 | National Geographic photographer reflects on climbing Mt. Everest


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21st March, 2017 | Update from Nepal Official
"Icefall Doctors to reach Everest Base Camp (Nepal) in the first week of April to prepare the south col route."


Everest

20th March, 2017 | Everest climbers get GPS device in drive for safety and against false claims

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