Explore Himalaya is organizing the Everest expedition for a 8 member team comprising of Canadian, American, British ,Omani And Saudi Arabian team members this Spring. The team is being led by Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions, a Canadian adventure company.
Tim is a veteran of 27 Himalayan expeditions including Mt. Everest North and South six times and numerous expeditions on Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kilimanjaro, South America, Russia, Canadian Rockies, West Coast and Interior, USA and more.
Some of Tim’s Everest experiences have been aired on the international TV networks. He provided footage to National Geographic, the Discovery Channel “Climb for Hope” in 1991, and again currently for “Storm Warning”. In 2000 he was behind the camera for the CBC News world live broadcast “Mt. Everest” from the south side in Nepal.
Among the climbing members are Farouq Alzouman from Saudi Arabia and Sultan Al_Ismaili from Oman who are on a mission is to be the first climber from their respective countries to stand on top of Everest.
The expedition team is being supported by a group of competent climbing Sherpas. The climbing sirdar is the very experienced Dendi Sherpa (to view his Bio – data click here)
For the day-to-day updates on the expedition’s progress you can checkout peak freak’s website www.peakfreaks.com.
Tim Rippel and Dendi Sherpa at Ama Dablam base camp in 2006.