Update 5/22/2006: It is official: Will Cross, the
first person with diabetes to reach the South Pole, has reached the
summit of Mt. Everest on May 22, 2006! As a type 1 diabetes patient,
Will carefully controlled his blood glucose levels using NovoLog® insulin and
long-acting Novolin®, and followed a carefully determined diet of 3,500
calories per day. The climate of Mt. Everest is naturally extreme and at no
time of the year does the temperature on the summit rise above freezing.
Howling winds, little oxygen, avalanches and unpredictable weather also
contribute to the severe conditions on the mountain. Will Cross is an educator and
explorer who has learned that the secret to success is envisioning life and
work as a series of challenging and inspiring adventures, with virtually
endless opportunities to seize and mountains to embrace. As a world-class
mountain climber and a
much-sought-after motivational speaker, Will is
uniquely qualified to use the exploration metaphor in his Will Cross motivates
program to help individuals and organizations maximize both effort and
As per the message received from the Basecamp (Liaison
Officer) the following three member and four High Altitude Workers of "Team No
Limits Everest Expedition 2006" team climbed Mt. Everest at 5.00, 6.00, 7.00
a.m. on 23rd May 2006.
23rd May 2006 at 5.00 a.m.
1. Mr. Will Cross (40), Speaker, Moraingside Ave,
Pittsburg, PA, USA,
- Mr. Lakpa Nuru Sherpa (35), High
Altitude Worker, Namche - 4, Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal,
- Mr. Aa Rita Sherpa (43), High Altitude
Worker, Namche - 7, Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal,
23rd May 2006 at 6.00 a.m.
4. Mr. Douglas Tumminello (40), Attorney, Buckthorn
Dr., Littleton, CO, USA,
- Mr. Pasang Nuru Sherpa (43), High
Altitude Worker, Namche - 5, Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal
23rd May 2006 at 7.00 a.m.
6. Ms. Julie K. Smith (45), Medical Technologist,
Parrish Rd SW, Olympia, WA, USA,
- Mr. Nawang Pasang Sherpa (47), High
Altitude Worker, Namche - 8, Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal,
The above mentioned expedition team comprising
of 12 members was permitted to climb 8848 meter high Mt. Everest from normal
route for the period of 75 days from 3rd April, 2006 under the leadership of
Mr. Douglas Tumminello from USA.
The handling agency of the expedition team is
Asian Trekking Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.
Rajendra Dev Pandey
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