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  Everest 2006: 2006 IMG EVEREST EXPEDITION


 We are following 2 unguided members of this expedition here.

Mount Everest photos Eric Simonson expedition

Porters trek past one of many stupas in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.

Photo: Eric Simonson Collection

 

The 2006 IMG Everest Expedition is getting ready to leave home in the next few days with the Lukla flight on March 23 to begin the trek to Base Camp.  The team’s puja is scheduled for April 5, and climbing will begin the following day.  Our International Mountain Guides staff in the US and Nepal have been working hard for months to bring this expedition to reality.  Under the leadership of Mark Tucker and Ang Jangbu Sherpa and coaches Dave Hahn and Justin Merle we have sixteen climbers and twenty-four climbing Sherpas on the mountain this year.  Add the BC and ABC cooks and we will have over 30 Nepalese staff.  As I always say, every year is different, and the only thing we can be certain of is that we don’t know how it is all going to turn out.  We’ve done our best putting a great logistics package together and organizing a solid team.  Now it is up to the climbers to go make it happen.  Let the expedition begin!

 

Eric Simonson

International Mountain Guides

Ashford, WA

 

 

2006 IMG EVEREST EXPEDITION

 

LEADERSHIP

Mark Tucker-Expedition Leader

Ang Jangbu Sherpa-Deputy Leader

Dave Hahn-Coach        

Justin Merle-Coach

Brenda Walsh-Island Peak and Icefall guide

Ang Passang    Pangboche (Sirdar)

 

CLIMBING SHERPAS

 

Ang Passang    Pangboche

DaNuru             Phortse

Karma Rita        Phortse

Pasang Rinzing Phortse

Mingma Tenzing Phortse

Ang Namgya     Pangboche

Kami Passang   Khumjung

Nima Karma      Phortse

Cheppi Bhote    Makalu

Mingma Tshering Phortse

Pemba Dorje     Pangboche

Tashi Dorje       Pangboche

Ang Phinjo        Phortse

Samduk Dorje   Pangboche

Ang Karma        Phortse

Dorje Lama       Beganje

 

CLIMBERS WITH PERSONAL SHERPA

Dennis Kellner plus Phinjo                     Phortse

Jean Francois Carrey plus Dawa Nuru     Phortse

Bud Allen plus Ang Chhiring (Kami)        Pangboche

Paul Adler plus Dasona                         Pangboche

Fiona Adler plus Mingma Ongel             Phortse

John Turner    plus Phu Nuru                  Phortse

Sophia Danenberg    plus Panuru           Phortse

Jack Gerstein  plus Tashi Tshering          Pangboche

 

CLIMBERS WITHOUT PERSONAL SHERPA

James Gagne

Dan Griffith

Brenda Walsh 

Dave Hahn

Justin Merle

 

CLIMBERS W/ PRIVATE GUIDE

Walter Laserer (guide)

Markus Büel

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