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  Mt. Everest 2005: The mountain dictates our plans.


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Update: The mountain dictates our plans. The night to Sunday, there was heavy snow and an ascent became more and more unreal. I (Olaf) awaked several times at night and hoped that it will stop snowing. But when Chengba started his activities in the kitchen, it does not. Our basecamp under a thick layer of snow.

One problem is that Jana get stuck in camp 1 and we have no radio contact to her yet. But the camp is a good shelter and there is no reason to cause concern. Moreover, she is not alone there. Kami Shingi has spent the night there as well and he is a very experienced sherpa. But this is not the only problem. Thomas got seriously sick. Yesterday, he decided not to ascend tomorrow because he wanted to cure an upcoming influenza. But this morning he felt even worse, and he looked so.

At the moment we control his body temperature and dig into our medicine kit. It is silly that just in the moment when we have a sick person in the basecamp, Jana, our medical doctor, is at camp 1 and we cannot talk to her. Therefore, I will try to do her job (remark from the webmaster: Olaf is veterinary surgeon).

Updates

Background

A German team will attempt the South side of Everest (Nepal). The final team: Olaf Rieck, Thomas Türpe, Lakpa Gelbu Sherpa, Jana Odrich.

all members are Germans except Lakpa Gelbu Sherpa (Nepalese)

 

all ascends listed below were without oxygen

Thomas Türpe: born 1961

1994        Cho Oyu (8201 m)

1996 Everest until 8400 m

1999 Cho Oyu (8201 m)

2000 Makalu (8463 m)

2001 Everest until 8700 m

2002    Cho Oyu (8201 m)

2003 Gasherbrum II (8035 m)

 

Jörg Stingl: born 1961

1996        Mt. Everest until 8500 m

1997 Cho Oyu until 7800 m

1998 Makalu until 8250 m

1999 Manaslu (8163 m)

2001 Mt. Everest  (8850 m)

2004 Nanga Parbat (8125 m)

 

Lakpa Gelbu Sherpa: born 1977

1996        Cho Oyu (8201m)

2000 Everest North (8850 m)

2001 Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

2003 Lhotse (8516 m)

2003 Everest South (8850 m)

 

Olaf Rieck: born 1964

1999        Cho Oyu (8201 m)

      Cho Polu (6735 m, first ascend)

2001 Gasherbrum II (8035 m)

      Hidden Peak until 6500 m

2002 Num Ri (6677 m, first ascend)

 

Olaf Zill: born 1966

2000        Makalu (8463 m)

2001 Mt. Everest until 8000 m

2002 Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

2003 Cho Oyu (8201 m)

 

Jana Odrich: born 1974

Island Peak (Imja Tse) 6189 m

Kilimanjaro 5 895 m

 

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