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  Mt. Everest 2005: Majorca to the Everest


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Next 25th of May four Majorcans mountain climbers will crown, for the first time and without oxygen, the top of the highest mountain in the world.

Mallorca a dalt de tot. Everest 2005, is the name of the project endorsed by the Consell of Majorca with the collaboration of several privet companies, whose objective is to see, for the first time, the Majorcan flag in the top of the Txomolungma, thanks to the effort of four of the best mountain climbers of the Island. The first intention is to arrive at the Everest without oxygen, although they going to provided with it by security reasons.

PREPARATION: This initiative consists in two parts;

First stage was during the months of September and October in 2004 and finalized with the ascent to the Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), the sixth higher mountain of the world. This mountain was chosen because it is one of the tops that offer perfect possibilities like training land.

Nowadays, they were in the second stage which is the ascent to the Everest. The past 31st of March, the four Majorcans expeditionary left the Majorca’s airport direction to Katmandu, Nepal’s capital. There, after surpassing several bureaucratic proceedings and to contract Sherpas, who will help them to transport the luggage, they moved in small plane towards Lukla, from where they initiated the march of one week until arrived yesterday at the Base Camp, located in the Khumbu Glacial (5,400 meters). Tomorrow the expedition will begin the ascent to install Camping I.

COMPONENTS: The expedition is formed with four of the most outstanding Majorcan mountain climbers with a great experience in all the aspects of the mountain.

 - Juan Antonio Olivieri Callis "Oli": social and mountain climbing educator. He has crossed in bicycle the American continent, Africa, Europe and Asia and he has scaled the most important mountains of the world: The Transandina’99 routes (11.000km); Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina; The Seda Route 97: Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kirguistan and China (6,000 km); Faricleta’98 route: Norway to Barcelona (3.500km); Expedition 8 tops: Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania (2,500 km); Canada Expedition 2002 (2,500 km); The South Asia 2000: route by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (5,500 km).

He has more experience in climbing mountain by Pyrenees, the Dolomites and the Alps with ascents to the Cervino, Mont Blanc, Brenva, etc. He has participated in the first Majorcan expedition to the Mont Elbrus (5,800 meters) in 1996, located in the Caucasian mountain range, in Russia. In South America it has scaled the main mountain’s tops of the Ande’s range: the first Majorcan ascent to Aconcagua (6,959 meters), Tip Humbolt (5,000 meters), Bolivar (5,007 meters), Mirror (4,754 meters), Cayambe (5, 790 meters), Jarrin (5,200 meters), North Illiniza (5,248 meters), Cotopaxi (5,890 meters), Chimborazo (6,310 meters), Urus (5,495 meters), Ishinca (5,530 meters), Pisco (5,752 meters), Majorca (5,200 meters) Chopicalpi (6,354 meters) South Huascaran (6,768 meters), Huyna Potosí (6,068 ms) (6,580 meters), Ollagúe (5,865 meters), Licancabur (5,960 meters) Ojos del salado (6,893 meters), Cap (5,100 meters), etc.

In North America he has tried to climb the McKinley, in Alaska, top of the continent north-American. In Africa he has scaled the Margarite tops (5,109 meters), Alexandre (5.091 meters), Melwich End (4,885 meters), Lenana (4,985 meters), Arthur's seat (4,665 meters), Mont Elgon (4,361 meters) Mont Meru (4,556 meters) and the Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters).  

-         Bartomeu Calafat Marcus: Telecommunications Technician (TELEFÓNICA)

Since mountain climber has made diverse scalings in the Pyrenees to the tops of the Aneto, Posets, Perdiguero, Tuc de Mulleres, Encantats, Lost, Running to the Serra of the Cadí, among others. In the Alps, the Mont Blanc, Great Paradiso has climbed, Sunday, Mount Rosa and Walker End. Also in the Caucasus, concretely in Georgia, he has raised the Elbrus top, tile roof of Europe with his 5,642 meters. In South America he has climbed the Aconcagua (6,950 meters), Ishinca, Urus, Artesonraju, Pisco, Alpamayo...

Like an athlete, their better marks are: Marathon Average: 1h 16' Marathon: 2h 48' Race of extreme resistance "Carros de fuego": 21h extreme Marathon (Aneto): 4h 50' extreme Marathon (Tuc de Mulleres): 6h 10'

-         Bartomeu Quetglas Riera: Civil employee of the court and mountain climber

He is one of the more important climbers of Majorca. He is considered one of the pioneers and introducer of this sport in the island. Between 1976 and 1979 years he climbs the Pillastre Pa of figa, the North Wall and the South Wall of S'Entreforc of the Pareis Torrent, the North Face of l'Agulla d'es Frare, the North Face of Sa Dragonera, North Face DES Cavall Bernat of Cala de St. Vicens, the North Wall of Is Nose of Sa Cow, the Pillar Ramon of l'Alcadena, etc...

He has a big experience like mountain climber in the Pyrenees, the Europe Tips, the Alps and Dolomitas. In the Pyrenees they ascents the Monte Perdido by the North Face, Pure the North Face and the Rabada'-Navarrese Via of Riglos, etc... To Tips d'Europa, has scaled the Naranjo de Bulnes by the Rabada'-Navarrese route. In the Alps and Dolomites emphasize the ascent to Espagnols Pillar  and the Face Mont Maudit in the Mont Blanc, the North Face to the Weishorn (4,678 meters), the Rosa Mount (4,700 meters), etc... In the Andes, between the years 1984 is 1989 are escaldo "Snow-covered" Pisco (5,900 meters), the Chopikalki (6,400 meters), the Tocllaraju (6,100 meters), the Caraz (6,100 meters), the Huarascán (6.768 meters), the Sud Face of l'Artesonraju (6,100 meters), and the Misti Volcano (5.9.00 meters) and the Chanchani (6,050 meters).

Like participant in the March Bank expedition to Bolivia 89 he climbed the "Snow-covered" Illimani (6,470 meters), Ancohuma (6,476 meters), Illampu (6,500 meters), Sajama (6,520 meters), Huayna Potosí (6,100 meters) and the Small Alpamayo (5,800 meters). In the mountain range of the Pamir, with the Bank March expedition’s Pamir 88 he climbed the Communism Tip (7,495 meters) and the Parachutists Tip (6,789 meters) when these territories still were the USSR, in 1988. With the Bank March expedition Himalayas 90, he have the objective to scale the Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), but had to stop when already he was to 7,600 right ms, but the following year 1991, obtained it.

Jose Maria Alvarez Rodriguez of the Flower "Jopela": plumber and great traveling and adventurous

Great adventurer, he has range the middle of the world, in 4x4, mountain bicycle, boat or on foot. Also he practices the submarines, the speleological, the mountain climbing and the ski of mountain. He has scaled a lot of mountains during his expeditions and he has traveled by all the continents. Of all these trips we emphasize several expeditions in 4X4 around the Algerian and Moroccan Sahara, and the "Croisere Blanche Yokohama" of French the Alps. In mountain bicycle we emphasize the passages by Etiopia, by the High Moroccan Atlas and mountains of the Hoggar of Algeria, in Africa and by the island of Borneo, in the Australian Continent. In 1986 it made a trip by the Amazon’s rivers, coexisting with the tribes of the jungle. He crossed the Sinai’s peninsula, climbing the mountains of the zone and making several immersions in the Red Sea. He has made many passages on foot or in mountain ski by main mountain ranges of the world with numerous scalings to the most important mountains. He has a great experience in mountain climbing in the Pyrenees, the Dolomitas and the Alps with ascents to the Cervino, Blanco Mount, Rosa Mount, etc. He has comprised of the first Majorcan expedition to Monte Elbrus (5,800 meters) in 1996, located in the Caucasian mountain range, in Russia. In South America, in the Andes, he has scaled the Cotopaxi (6,000 meters), the Tunguragua (4,850 meters), Sangay volcano (5,230 meters), etc... As participant of the Bank March expedition Bolivia 89 he has climbed "Made snow-white" Illimani (6,470 meters), Ancohuma (6,476 meters), Illampu (6,500 meters), Sajama (6,520 meters), Huayna Potosí (6,100 meters) and the Small Alpamayo (5,800 meters). He has climbed in solitaire year 1991 The Aconcagua (6,950 meters), the highest mountain of the American continent. In North America he has tried to raise the mount McKinley, in Alaska. In Africa he has climbed Monte Kenya (5,950 meters), the Ighl-goun (4,100 meters), the Toukar mount (4,250 ms) and the Kilimanjaro (5,896 meters), the highest mountain of the African continent. He participated in the Bank March expedition the Himalayas 90 to the Cho Oyu (8,201 meters). Due to bad weather, the expedition was only able to arrive at the 7,600 meters. Also he tried to scale the Diranpik (6,900 meters), to the Pakistan. Year 1998 he tries to climb in solitary Vinson Mount (4,897 meters) of the Antártida. He obtains the objective the following year.

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