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  Everest 2006: 2006 TURKISH EVEREST EXPEDITION: Turks Summit Everest, some still coming down...


 

 

Update: Four members of the team reached the summit today (May 15) and Elif has become the first Turkish woman to climb
Mount Everest. She reached the summit first, followed by Serkan, Soner and Haldun later. Burcak, another female member of the team, wasn't feeling well and had to return back from around 8400-8500 m. Serhan and Bora, who were climbing without supplementary oxygen and therefore following others from behind, accompanied her down to Camp 3. At the time of the latest update, Elif, Burcak, Serhan and Bora were resting at Camp 3, and other three members who made to the summit were still descending to Camp 3.

 

Background: 2006 Turkish Everest expedition team, the first time in the history of Turkish Mountaineering expedition that they are taking an individual Everest expedition team. They are climbing the from North ridge of Everest. The team is under the leadership of Mr Serhan Pocan. They will arrive in KTM on 28th march 2006 & departed to BC on 1st of April 2006. The following are the team members including the Base camp members.

 

Name                                                  Nationality                             

Mr Serhan Pocan                                   Turkish                                    

Mr Bora Mavis                                      Turkish                                    

Ms Muhibe Suna Yilmaz                         Turkish                                    

Mr Sooner Buyukatalay                           Turkish                                    

Mr Memduh Haldun Ulkenli                   Turkish                                    

Mr Mustafa Cihan                                  Turkish                                    

Ms Eylem Elif Mavis                              Turkish                                    

Ms Burcak Ozoglu Pocan                       Turkish                                    

Mr Serkan Girgin                                   Turkish                                    

Ms Meltem Ozmine                               Turkish                                    

Mr Mustafa Temiztas                             Turkish                                    

Mr Hakan Kocakulak                             Turkish                                   

 

They reached on the north col 7900 meters on 24th & 25th April 2006. The Sherpa staffs already taken all the foods & oxygen cylinders to the last camp 8300 meters. From 27th to 3rd April of may they taken rest on the Base camp & on the 4th of May they move to the Advance base camp. After spending the couples of nights on the ABC then they will move to the 8300 meters in order to spent over night their. They are planning for summit attempt between 15th may to 20th may 2006.

 

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