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  Makalu 2003 Summary


 
 

The Chinese team that is attempting to summit all 14 of the 800 meter peaks attempted Makalu in Spring 2003 with the help of Sherpas from Nepal. The expedition failed to summit Makalu in Autumn 1996. Last summer they attempted K2 and failed along with the rest of the climbers. In 2001, they summited the fore summit or rocky summit of Broad Peak, but apparently did not go to the main summit. Therefore, they have 10 of the 14 with 4 to go....

Update 5/14/2003: The Following 4 members of the "China-Tibet-14 Peaks Over 8000m. Expedition" team have been successful to climb the summit of Mt. Makalu I (8463m.) on 14th May. 2003 at 9:15 AM.

Name of the Summiteers

(1) Mr. Tsering Dorje (43 Yrs), Mountaineering Athletic, Nyang Rha Road, Lhasa, China.

(2) Mr. Rinar (aka Ren Na) (37 Yrs), Mountaineering Athletic, Nyang Ra Road, Lhasa, China.

(3) Mr. Banba Drashi (aka Pemba Tashi aka Bianba Zhasi) (38 Yrs), Mountaineering Athletic, Nyang Rha Road, Lhasa, China.

(4) Mr. Akebu (43 Yrs), Camera Man, Nyang Ra Road, Lhasa, China.

The 9 members team of "China-Tibet-14 Peaks Over 8000m. Expedition" was permitted to climb 8463 Meter high Mt. Makalu I from Normal Route for the period of seventy five days from 11 April 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Sam Drup (49 Yrs), Mountaineering team captain, Nyang Rha Road, Lhasa, China.

China Tibet All 14 Peaks of 8000m Expedition

Expedition leader:  Mr. Sam Druk (sandrup)

Sherpa Sardar:  Mr. Nawangle Sherpa

Climbing members:

  1. Mr. Sam Druk - Leader
  2. Mr. Phur Bu Tshering
  3. Mr. Lobsang Yun Dan
  4. Mr. Re Na
  5. Mr. Tshering Dorji
  6. Mr. Panba Trashi
  7. Mr. Lho Tse
  8. Mr. Ake Bu
  9. Mr. Gyal Bu

Climbing Sherpa:

  1. Nawangle Sherpa
  2. Nima Tshering Sherpa
  3. Chuldim Nuru Sherpa
  4. Pemba Tshering Sherpa
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