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  Everest 2006: Park Summits Mt Everest and in a bold move traverses over to the South side before the ropes are in....


 

Mr. Park has summited Everest again on May 11th! He summited from the North with Serap Jangbu Sherpa and Oh Hee-jun . It is unclear at this point if Lee Hyeong-mo reached the summit or not.

Mr Park and Serap Jangbu Sherpa then BOLDLY are descending the South side of the Mountain does not have fixed ropes...

STAY TUNED!

Background: Park Young-seok (aka Mr. Park) who is the only person to complete the GRAND SLAM! The Grand Slam consists of the South Pole, the North Pole, the Seven Summits and the 14 8000 meter peaks, plans to open Everest in 2006 with a new way.

Mr. Park, 43, plans to live broadcast from the summit (not little digital pictures sent via FTP but real live broadcast like the Chinese has done).  Mr Park is climbing again with Serap Jangbu Sherpa, 36, who has summited several of the 8000 meter peaks and K2 twice.

*Park’s Grand Slam Expedition

*The 14 highest 8000m Himalayan peaks

1 Everest 8,848m Nepal/China May 16, 1993
2 K2 8,611m Pakistan Jul 22, 2001
3 Kangchenjunga 8,586m Nepal May 12, 1999
4 Lhotse 8,511m Nepal Apr 29, 2001
5 Makalu 8,463m Nepal May 15, 2000
6 Cho Oyu 8,201m Nepal Sep 27, 1997
7 Dhaulagiri 8,167m Nepal Apr 27, 1997
8 Manaslu 8,163m Nepal Dec 6, 1998
9 Nanga Parbat 8,125m Pakistan Jul 21, 1998
10 Annapurna 8,091m Nepal May 4, 1996
11 Gasherbrum I 8,068m Pakistan Jul 9, 1997
12 Broad Peak 8,047m Pakistan Jul 30, 2000
13 Gasherbrum II 8,035m Pakistan Jul 19, 1997
14 Shisha Pangma 8,012m China Oct 2, 2000

*The 7 Summits

1 Everest (Asia) 8,848m Nepal/China May 16, 1993
2 Aconcagua(South America) 6,959m Argentina Jan 11, 2002
3 McKinley (North America) 6,194m Alaska Jun 2, 1994
4 Kilimanjaro (Africa) 5,895m Tanzania Feb 17, 1997
5 Elbrus (Europe) 5,642m Russia Jul 7, 2002
6 Vinson Massif (Antarctica) 4,897m Antarctica Nov 11, 2002
7 Carstenz (Oceania) 4,884m Indonesia May 11, 2002

*Three Poles

1 Everest 8,848m
2 The South Pole Dist:1,100km
3 The North Pole Dist: 775km
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