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 Everest 2006: Dale Abenojar claims to be the first Filipino to summit Everest: Part 2


Dale Abenojar in the photo he submitted as his "summit photo"

Dale, or someone from his e-mail has submitted a photo and the following about Dale: "On May 15, 2006, Dale Abenojar, a Philippine-born mountaineer and amazingly the first high altitude climb of his life - finally becomes the first officially recorded Filipino Mt. Everest North Col summiter. The Chinese Mountaineering Association will present Mr. Abenojar on May 22 his certified "Mt. Everest North Col Summit Certificate". We asked for more... Stay Tuned...

Earlier: While the media has announced to the world the first, second and third Filipinos Summiters, Dale Abenojar is claiming he was first. Dale is stating he summited on MAY 15th, 2006.

With a witness and a claim of a "summit picture" Dale is headed to Kathmandu with his claim. Dale states that Tsiring Sherpa summited with him on May 15th... Dale was on the Tibet side of Everest, while the others were on the Nepal side...

SO was it the 1-2-3 finish or the 1-2-3-4 finish? We should know in a few days. However, we expect the media will not take this all well...

Heavily sponsored Heracleo "Leo" Oracion claimed the first Everest summit by the Filipino, followed by Erwin "Pastor" Emata and then Romeo Garduce, a member of the University of the Philippines...

FPMEE was backed by ABS-CBN media network while Garduce was backed by rival GMA-7. Did a little known climber climbing on a small Nepal company's permit get there first? We will find out next week..

As per the message received from the Basecamp (Liaison Officer) the following one member and one High Altitude Worker of "International Expedition 06" team climbed Mt. Everest on 17th May 2006. 
  1. Mr. Heradio Oracion (33), Team Building Facilitator, Deca Homes, Mandave City, Cebu, Philipines,
  2. Mr. Pemba Chhoti Sherpa (26), High Altitude Worker, Gaurishankar - 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

            The above mentioned expedition team comprising of 8 members was permitted to climb 8848 meter high Mt. Everest from normal route for the period of 75 days from 4th April, 2006 under the leadership of Mr. Juan Antonio Olivieri of Spain.

            The handling agency of the expedition team is Thamserku Trekking Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.

As per the message received from the Basecamp (Liaison Officer) the following three High Altitude Workers of "Friendship Everest Expedition Spring 06" team climbed Mt. Everest at 11.20 a.m. on 19th May 2006. 
  1. Mr. Romeo Garduce (38), Project manager, Petron Mega Plaza, Beundia Ave, Philippines,
  2. Mr. Lakpa Rangdu Sherpa (35), High Altitude Worker, Sotang - 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
  3. Mr. Pasang Sherpa (33), High Altitude Worker, Garma - 8, Solukhumbu, Nepal,
  4. Mr. Lakpa Norbu Sherpa (28), High Altitude Worker, Namche - 2, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

            The above mentioned expedition team comprising of 7 members was permitted to climb 8848 meter high Mt. Everest from normal route for the period of 75 days from 29th March, 2006 under the leadership of Mr. Romeo R. Garduce of Philippines.

            The handling agency of the expedition team is Arun Treks Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.

As per the message received from the Basecamp (Liaison Officer) the following three members and three High Altitude Workers of "International Everest Expedition 06" team climbed Mt. Everest on 18th May 2006.
1.      Mr. Juan Antonio Olivieri Callis (37), Social Worker, Palama of Mallorca, Spain,
2.      Mr. Bartolome Calafat Marcus (36), Technician, Palama of Mallorca, Spain,
3.      Mr. Erwin Emata (33), Tourist Guide, Tagum City, Philippines,
  1. Mr. Pemba Rinji Sherpa (36), High Altitude Worker, Juving - 1, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
  2. Mr. Lakpa Gyalzen Sherpa (25), High Altitude Worker, Chaurikarkha - 7, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
  3. Mr. Nima Kancha Sherpa (31), High Altitude Worker, Namche - 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

            The above mentioned expedition team comprising of 8 members was permitted to climb 8848 meter high Mt. Everest from normal route for the period of 75 days from 4th April, 2006 under the leadership of Mr. Juan Antonio Olivieri of Spain.

            The handling agency of the expedition team is Thamserku Trekking Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

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