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  Everest 2006: Expedition 2006 Ecuador al Everest (Ecuador towards Everest)


 

Ecuador al Everest (Ecuador towards Everest)

The project consists in planning, finance and execute a 100% Ecuadorian expedition to Everest.  The team will include the first Ecuadorian woman attempting the feat.

The objective is to climb the North Face via the Tibetan route up to the 8,848m and to see the Ecuadorian flag wave over the Roof of the World.  They will do all the work of fixing lines, carry materials to the four camps by their own means, without high altitude Sherpas.  Some members of the expedition will climb without supplemental oxygen.  The expedition will last 70 days.

The members of the expedition are:

 

Patricio Crausaz

Age: 38

Quito - Ecuador

Economist, M.Sc. - Financial Expert

Single

 

Paulina Aulestia Enríquez

Age: 37

Quito - Ecuador

Lawyer, Legal counselor

Single

 

Julio Mesías

Age: 48

Quito - Ecuador

Instructor - High Mountain Guide

Married, 3 children

 

Edison Oña

Age: 35

Quito - Ecuador

Instructor - International High Mountain Guide

Single 

The route starts from Quito to Katmandu, then on a 4x4 vehicle to the bottom of the Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet, around 5,200m of altitude.  Then they will use yaks for 25 km of rocks and moraine to Advanced Base Camp, where the North Face of Sagarmatha begins at 6,400m.

Camp 1 will be at 7,000m on the North Col.  Camp 2 will be at 7,400m on the Northeast ridge and Camp 3 at 7,900m, where they will stay several nights for acclimatization before attacking the summit. 

Camp 4 will be the launch pad for the final attack to the summit.  It will be around 8,300m, the closest possible to the "First Step", the firsts of three obstacle of considerable technical difficulty to the summit.  

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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