Two Brazilians and two sherpas of Eco Everest Exp.Team make it to the top
Carlos Santalena, Carlos Canellas, Sherap Gyalzen Sherpa and Pasang Rita
Sherpa reach the summit of Everest today at 9:50am
At 9:50 this morning, Carlos Canellas and Carlos Santalena, together with two
sherpas, Sherap Gyalzen and Pasang Rita, stood on the top of Mt.
Everest(8848m). They had left Camp 4 at 10 pm on the 6th may.
At 24 years old, Carlos Santalena is now the youngest Brazilian to have
reached the top of Mt. Everest. Carlos celebrates his 25th birthday on the
10th of may, when he is down in Base Camp. There will be a lot of
Ang Tshering Sherpa
There are 22 Climbing member consisting of 7 Americans, 8 Indians, 3
Brazilians, 1 Japanese, 1 Spanish,1 Mexican and 1 Swiss. Eco Everest
Expedition's advance team staffs are already at Base Camp building platform
sites for tents. We are using 124 sleeping tents for members and staffs, 7 big
dinning tents at BC and Camp II , 5 kitchen tents, 2 storage tents, 4 shower
tents, 1 communication tent and 6 toilet tents for this expedition.
To manage this huge expedition is a very professional task, which will be done
by Dawa Steven Sherpa (Managing Director of Asian Trekking and My Son) who has
the experience of handing a huge team like this. This year also, Apa Sherpa
will be our climbing leader, whose world record of 20 times summit of Mt.
Everest will be called upon to manage the climbing schedules of all our
members. Apa will be climbing again for a new record again, 21st time! To look
after the logistics and Sherpas, our senior Sirdar Naga Dorje will be managing
a team of 40 climbing Sherpas, including 2 other Sirdars.
At the base camp we have Mr. Lee Bennett (better known as Wiggy), who is our
Base Camp Manager and Communication In-charge. Wiggy is a qualified mountain
guide and was a Communication Engineer in the Royal Navy (UK) until he retired
last year. Our head cook Birbal will be providing a varied menu for various
nationalities to suit their plates. Birbal has a team of 11 cooks and kitchen
helpers to make sure all the climbers are fed well.
Ms. Premlata Agrawal, Ms. Sunita Singh, Mr. Narendra Singh and their Sherpas
flew to Lukla on 29th of March, heading for a Pre-Everest climb on Island Peak
for acclimatization before joining the main team members at Everest Base Camp.
The first expedition briefing of Asian Trekking's Eco Everest Expedition
Spring 2011 was held on 28th March. The briefing was given by Expedition
Leader Dawa Steven Sherpa, senior Sirdar Nanga Dorje Sherpa and Ted Atkin
(Inventor of Top Out Oxygen Mask) and attended by the first group of
expedition member Ms.Premlata Agrawal, Ms.Sunita Singh, Mr. Narendra Singh and
Pawan Grewal and their Sherpa Team members.
The Eco Everest Expedition was organized successfully for three consecutive
years (2008, 2009 and 2010) to create international awareness about the impact
of Climate Change in the Himalayas and the lives of the mountain communities.
That is why the expedition uses highly successful alternative energy solutions
like the parabolic solar cookers and the SteriPENs for water purification and
also encourages other expedition teams to use them.
Besides this, Eco Everest Expedition also focuses on cleaning of Mt. Everest
and it seems somehow successful in this task. Since 2008 until today Eco
Everest Expedition has brought down more than 12,000 kilos of previous
expedition garbage and more than 300 kilos of human waste produced by Eco
Everest Expedition from Mt. Everest for proper disposal. Also four died bodies
recovered and brought down from the mountain for a dignified burial and
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