Ms.Tamae Watanabe breaks her own record:
Everest North side:
Asian Trekking's International Everest Exp.2012 leader Ms.Tamae Watanabe (73
yrs) of Japan and Noriyuki Muraguchi from Japan with
climbing Sherpas, Mingma Sherpa, Phura Nuru Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa left for
the summit from camp 3 (8300m) at 9pm. The team successfully summited at
7:00am on the 19th of May. After summit, they decent down to Camp 3 (8300m) at
3 pm and after resting an hour, they further decent down to Camp 2 (7700m) for
night stop. Ms.Tamae Watanabe who held the record of the oldest woman to
summit Mt.Everest, breaks her own record after 10 years at the age of 73. She
had summitted Mt.Everest in 2002 at the age of 63. This is her 6th summit of
Everest South side:
Asian Trekking's Eco Everest Expedition 2012, Sirdar Naga Dorje Sherpa is
leading the 1st summit group of members Gia Tortladze from Georgia, Dr. Naim
Logic from Bosnia Herzegovina, Kapil from India, Paul Thelen and Dr. Eberhard
Schaaf from Germany, Brothers Jan Morava from Canada and Vit Morava from the
Czech Republic. Together with 10 Sherpas, the 18 man team will start climbing
to the summit tonight from camp 4South Col (7950m) at 9 pm.
Kapil from India summitted at 9:45 am with Nima
Dr. Naim Logic from Bosnia-Herzegovina summitted at 9:55 am with Nima Kanchha
Sherpa and Aarita Sherpa
Georgian Parliamentarian and President of International Mountaineers
Asssociation Gia Tortladze summited this morning at 11:05am with Kami Tshering
Sherpa. Dr.Eberhard Schaaf summitted at 11:05 am with Pasang Temba and Pemba
Jan Morava summitted at 1 pm with Pasang Tharke Sherpa
Vit Morava summitted at 1 pm with Pasang Rita Sherpa
Asian Trekking family extends our hearty Congratulations for the grand success
and wish for safe return.
18th May 2012, Friday
Everest South side:
Asian Trekking's Eco Everest members Gia Tortladze , Dr.Naim Logic, Kapil,
Paul Thelen, Dr.Eberhard Schaaf , Jan Morava and Vit Morava reached South Col
(7950m). The team is led by Sirdar Naga Dorjee Sherpa followed by High
altitude climbing sherpa Kami Tshering Sherpa , Nima Kanchha Sherpa1, Aarita
Sherpa, Nima Kanchha Sherpa2, Nawang Karsang Sherpa, Dorjee Sherpa , Pasang
Temba sherpa , Pemba Tshering Sherpa, Pasang Tharke Sherpa and Pasang Rita
Sherpa. All are in good health condition. They plan to leave to night at 9 pm
for summit attempt.
Everest North side:
Asian Trekking's International Everest Expedition Spring 2012 leader Ms. Tamae
Watanabe (73yrs) of Japan and Noriyuki Muraguchi of Japan along with three
High Altitude Sherpas, Mingma Sherpa, Phurba Sherpa, and Phurba Temba Sherpa
reached camp III ( 8,300m) today at 12:30 pm. Their health conditions are in
good. They are planning to leave camp III around 8:30 pm to night for the
Asian Trekking's International Everest Exp. team Bill Burke (70 yrs) of USA,
Ryszard Jan Pawlowski of Poland, Paul P.Kepczynski of Swedish and Iwona Z.
Wingert of Poland and their climbing Sherpas Chhiring Phinjo Sherpa, Chheree
Sherpa, Ang Mingma Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa well reached Camp 2 (7700m) today.
Their health conditions are good.
Rope Fixing: Rope fixing from north side completed up to summits this morning.
Eco Everest Update
Asian Trekking's Eco Everest members Gia Tortladze , Naim Logic, Kapil, Paul
Thelen, Eberhard Schaaf , Jan Morava and Vit Morava are on their way to camp 3
for the summit push.
Gia Tortladze is climbing with Kami Tshering Sherpa , Naim Logic with Nima
Kanchha Sherpa and Aarita Sherpa, Kapil with Nima Kanchha, Paul Thelen with
Nawang Karsang and Dorjee Sherpa , Eberhard Schaaf with Pasang Temba and Pemba
Tshering, Jan Morava with Pasang Tharke Sherpa and Vit Morava with Pasang Rita
Dawa Steven Sherpa and Tenzing Dorjee Sherpa will return back to base camp
after touching camp 3.
Our next summit group of Lovraj , Rajendra Singh Pal, Binita Soren, Nandini
and Meghlal Mahato are all at base camp waiting for their summit window.
Lumbini to Sagarmatha Peace and Constitution and Peace Expedition 2012 are
also waiting for their summit window
Everest North side :
Asian Trekking's International Everest Exp.2012 - Japanese Leader Tamae
Watanabe (73yrs) and Muraguch and their climbing sherpas Mingma Sherpa, Phura
Nuru Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa are on their way to camp 2 ( 7700m). They plan
to move to camp 3 (8300m) tomorrow, the 18th May for the summit push.
We just received information from Ang Mingma Sherpa from North Col that Bill
Burke, Ryszard Jan Pawlowski, Paul P.Kepczynski and Iwona Z. Wingert and their
climbing Sherpas reached to Camp 1 (North Col) 7100m today for the summit
David Klein is at base camp after rest and recuperation in Thingri.
Mt.Everest -North Side:
Mingma informed from ABC of Everest North side that the rope fixing teams have
fixed the rope up to 8300m. The rope fixing team could not fix the rope above
8300m due to high wind and bad weather, so they have descended down for rest.
The rope above 8300m will be fixed only on 18th and 19th May. Now the summit
bid will only be possible after 19th may.
Positions of the Asian Trekking's International Everest Exp.2012 Members are
Bill Burke well arrived Base Camp and plans to move Intermediate Camp tomorrow
the 14th May
Japanese – Way up at Intermediate Camp
Davide Klien - At Base Camp
Poland Team - At ABC
Everest North side :
Asian Trekking's International Everest Exp.2012 climbing Sherpas have ferried
loads and established camp 3 at 8300m on the north side.
David Klein went upto camp 2 ( 7700m) and has returned to base camp for rest
and waiting for good weather conditions for summit push..
Tamae Watanabe and Muraguch have returned to base camp for rest and
recuperation. As part of their acclimatization trip, they have spent a night
at North col.
Polish climbers led by Ryszard Pawlowski are also at advance base camp and
Eco Everest Expedition.
Eco Everest sherpas have also ferried loads and established camp 4 at South
col at 7950m.
Eco Everest climbers are at base camp and some of them are in Pheriche for
rest and recuperation.
May 4th, Friday 2012
Mt.Everest-South Side:Eco Everest Team Members, Gia Tortladze, Paul Thelen,
Eberhard Schaaf , Vit Morava, Jan Morava, Lovraj , Rajendra Singh Pal, Binita
Soren, Meghlal Mahato, Kapil and their support climbing Sherpas today moved
from base camp to Camp 2. They plan on moving up to Camp 3 tomorrow 5th May,
Ms. Nandini Cholaraj and Sanjya from Peace
Everest moved to Camp 1. Staying back at BC are the USA team of Bill Burke,
Bud Allen, Carsten also Nik logic from Bosnia. They plan to ascend later in
Mt.Everest-North Side: Japanese climbers Ms. Tamae Watanabe , Mr. Noriyuki
Muraguchi and their climbing Sherpas went to North Col again as part of
acclimatization and returned to advance base camp 6400m. Rest of the members
are resting at Base Camp.
29th April 2012, Sunday:
Mingma Sherpa, Sirdar of Asian Trekking's International Everest Expedition
Spring 2012 informed from ABC that Japanese climbers Ms. Tamae Watanabe , Mr.
Noriyuki Muraguchi and their climbing Sherpas went to north Col on 28th April
and returned to advance base camp 6400m.they will be returning down to base
camp today for rest.
Ryszard Pawlowski , Iwona Zadarnowska Wingert, Maciej Przyborski, Malgorzata
Sylwia Waszkowska and Paul Przemyslaw Kepczynski are at ABC.they are planning
to goto North Col tomorrow.
Thursday, 26th April 2012
Eco Everest Exp.2012
Naim Logic has decided to stay at camp 2 while Paul Thelen, Eberhard Schaaf
and Gia Tortladze are returned back to base camp.
Lovraj , Rajendra Singh Pal, Binita Soren, Meghlal Mahato, Kapil, Bill Burke,
Bud Allen, Vit Morava and Jan Morava reached Camp II today.
Vit and Jan Morava went direct to Camp II from Base Camp.
Ms. Nandini Cholaraj has come down to Dingboche to recover from the cough.
Asian Trekking's Lhotse members.
Jakob Urth who is climbing Lhotse is also returned back to base camp after
spending few nights at camp II. Another Lhotse member Ted Atkins has arrived
to base camp this morning.
Rope Fixing: Meanwhile, the rope fixing team has started fixing rope from camp
II to Camp III from this morning.
Updates from Int. Everest Expedition Tibet Side 2012.
Japanese climbers Ms. Tamae Watanabe and Mr. Noriyuki Muraguchi are at advance
base camp 6400m.
Ryszard Pawlowski is also at ABC. Iwona Zadarnowska Wingert, Maciej Przyborski,
Malgorzata Sylwia Waszkowska and Paul Przemyslaw Kepczynski have gone down to
base camp for rest.
David Klein went up to North Col and returned back to ABC.T
25th April 2012:
Eco Everest Exp. After spending the night at
Camp I on 23rd April, team members Naim Logic, Gia Tortladze, Paul Thelen and
Eberhard Schaaf have gone to Camp II on the 24th and will return back to base
camp on 26th April.
Lovraj , Rajendra Singh Pal, Binita Soren, Meghlal Mahato, Kapil, Bill Burke
and Bud Allen are heading upto Camp I where they will spend the night. They
will be traveling to Camp II tomorrow.
Vit and Jan Morava are performing the puja ceremony today at base camp.
Already well acclimatized they will be moving upto Camp I tomorrow.
Lumbini to Mt. Everest Youth leader's Peace Expedition 2012: The puja ceremony
for the Lumbini to Mt. Everest Youth leader's Peace Expedition held on 22nd
April at base camp. Prior to EBC, 10 members summited Island Peak(6183m) as
part of acclimatization. The team members are all excited to begin their climb
above base camp.
Peace Everest Expedition-Spring 2012: Peace Expedition puja is being held
today at base camp. They are excited to begin their climb above base camp
which will resume from tomorrow.
From Ang Tshering Sherpa:
North Side Everest:22nd April 2012
Asian Trekking's International Everest: All Polish members(5) arrived ABC
(6500m) and their health conditions are good. Jap/Hungarian members returned
to BC. They plan to move to ABC on 24th April.
South Side Eco Everest: 23rd April 2012
Asian Trekking's Eco Everest members Gia Tortladze, Paul Thelen , Eberhard
Schaaf and Naim Logic are arrived Camp I. They will spend the night at Camp I
as part of their acclimatization rotation.
The rest of the climbing members including are all went near C1 for
acclimatization and returned to base camp. C2 of Eco is already established by
Breakfast this morning is interrupted by the shouts and excited sounds of the
Sherpa camp above. Soon enough our Sirdar, Naga Dorjee, BC Manager, Pertemba
Sherpa calls us forward to take part in Puja ceremony.
With climbing equipment and prayer flags to be blessed we scramble up the
slope. Suddenly all that noise through breakfast becomes understandable, there
now stands a large stone alter adorned in prayer flags, candles, incense
sticks and offerings of rice, taltersampa and assorted chocolate bars.
Ushered into position we sit crossed legged in front of the granite alter,
beyond we gaze upon the western shoulder of Everest and the Khumbu ice field.·
The ceremony is led by Phurba Tshering Sherpa, who happens to be a Lama
released by his monastery for the climbing season. Knelt in front of the alter
Phurba Tshering Sherpa is reading aloud from Tibetan scripts, slowly but
surely his chanting silences the crowd.
Occasionally laughter breaks out as the Sherpas share jokes becoming at times
light hearted; above the sky is blue and the prayer flags flutter in the wind.
All the time my legs are screaming at me to get up, looking around I can see
the grimaces of Bill, Alan, Gia, Niam and Loveraj confirm I am not alone
Binita, Rajendra, Nandini, and Kapil are beginning to look a little pained.
Only if I could stretch my little legs.
To one side of the alter a fire is lit of juniper and incense sticks, the
smoke is thick and acrid as it hangs heavy like gun smoke amongst us. Eyes
watering, coughing, I can here Paul and Eberhard moaning as they try to adjust
their numb neither regions.
Encouraged by the Sherpa’s we throw rice towards the alter, drinks are then
brought forward and snacks are shared amongst the climbers. Sherpas’s chanting
increases in volume as he asks Everest’s guardian spirits for our safe passage
As a finishing touch a flag pole is erected from the centre of the alter, it
is adorned with more prayer flags that are then ran out for over 50m in a
north, east, south and west direction.· Ushered to our feet, legs screaming
with joy, we stand around and gaze at the magnificence of what we have been
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