All eight members of the ‘Mountain Trip Everest Expedition 2011’, reached the summit of Mount Everest this morning, May 20, 2011, between 8 AM to 9 AM, together with the climbing sherpas. The expedition has been organized by ‘Mountain Trip’ – a US based adventure company.
Neal Beidleman, one of the members who summitted, is a survivor of the ill fated May 1996 Everest expedition where five climbers, including leader Scott Fischer, lost their lives. Their ordeal on the mountain has been chronicled by John Krakauer in his best selling book “Into Thin Air.” This is the first time that Neal Beidleman has returned to Everest after his fatal climb of 1996.
Explore Himalaya (local organizer of the expedition) congratulates the whole team including Neal Beidleman and expedition leader Bill Allen on their successful ascent.
Mountain trip Everest Expedition 2011
1. Bill Allen (USA)
2. Scott Woolums(USA)
3. Neal Beidleman (USA)
4. Irenuez Szpot(Poland)
5. Greg Mellon (Cananda)
6. Chris Davenport(USA)
7. Newall Hunter (USA)
8. Ephraim Gildor (USA) Sherpas:
1. Tarke Sherpa
2. Temba Sherpa
3. Da Ounchu Sherpa
4. Karma Galjen Sherpa
5. Da Kusang Sherpa
6. Pasang Tedi Sherpa
7. Mindu Chirri Sherpa
8. Kaji Sherpa
9. Samden Sherpa
10. Da Finjo Sherpa
11. Da Pasang Sherpa
A new webcam installed on top of Kala Patthar, at the height of 5,600 meters,on 15th May, 2011 by Ev-K2-CNR, will now allow anyone with a PC of high resolution to watch live images of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest. This is the first webcam installed at the vicinity, at only 11 km from the mountain. The image is updated every few minutes, and one can also see the movements of clouds around the mountain. The camera has been installed by the Ev-K2-CNR’s Italian and Nepalese technicians coordinated by Cabbage Giampietro. The webcam was installed under the 2011 Share Everest expedition, sponsored by Ev-K2-CNR to restore the world’s highest weather station at 8000 meters of the South Col of Everest.
Is it possible to trek to Everest region and return to Kathmandu in two days? It may seem unbelievable (what with AMS & other health concerns), but yes we have made it possible! How did we do it? Read our trip our report on the Everest Heli-Trek that we organized for Danish clients Mr. Ole Andersen & Ms. Line Gjessoe Andersen.
The father and daughter duo Mr. Ole Andersen & Ms. Line Gjessoe Andersen, after arriving in Kathmandu, were flown to Lukla on 14th May 2011. From Lukla they began their two-day trek to Shyangboche.
On the way to Shyangboche
Line with guide Maya Gurung
Trek to Shyangboche
After reaching Shyangboche, on 16th May they boarded Fishtail Air’s AS 350 B3 helicopter and flew over the snowy and towering Mount Everest and other mountains, and the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake, finally landing at Kalapatthar (5,545m) – one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009).
Enjoying the mountain views from aboard the chopper
Himalayan Panorama– Everest Region
Breathe easy – Oxygen systems are always at hand to help you breathe easy at high altitude
At the Base of Mount Everest – Kalapatthar(5545m)
After exploring and capturing some fantastic shots in their cameras, the father and daughter duo were flown to Yeti Mountain Home in Kongde or Kongde Resort for breakfast.
Breakfast at the World’s Highest Luxury resort in Kongde (4250m)
Located at an elevation of 4250m, this is the highest luxury hotel in the world. From Kongde, the clients were flown to Kathmandu. According to Mr. Ole “it was a very good and memorable trip”.
A test of human strength and endurance, an Incredible Journey – Tine Mena’s climb to the Top of The World- Mount Everest (8848m)
Taking the high road to Everest
Up,up and away
Crossing a crevasse
Taking a well deserved rest before summit bid
An early start
Climbing on – One step at a time
Stopping for a breather & to take in the wonderful Himalayan panorama
This is it!!I am on Top of the World- Atop the summit of Mt.Everest
“I felt so much at peace after reaching the summit.I remembered my brother and all the people who had supported me. Though many tried to dissuade us from making the summit bid, as the weather had turned really bad on the 7th & 8th May. Many climbers canceled their summit bid and went down. But me and my Sherpa guide Chirring persisted, and decided to go ahead. By the grace of god, nothing untoward happened and we were able to make it to the top on the morning of 9th May. Only two of us were there at the summit. It was wonderful!”- Tine Mena (As told to EH on 15th May,2011)