IMG Everest 2004 Home

   Introduction

   Dispatches 2004
  
Team

   Camps

   Schedule

   Trek

   Eric Simonson

  

 General Menu

   Home
   Today's News
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
  
Contact
   E-mail (Free)
  
Expeditions
  
Gear
  
Media

   Speakers
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

 

    
  

 

  




  Mt. Everest 2004: IMG Mount Everest Expedition 2004
South Side (Nepal)


2004 IMG Everest Expedition  --  Nepal non-guided

The Latest News is here

What makes Everest fun for us at International Mountain Guides is to do it a little differently every year.  Some years we go to the North side, some years to the South side, and sometimes to both.  Some trips are guided, some are non-guided….we like to mix it up a bit!  For 2004 we are doing a South side non-guided expedition. 

For our non-guided climbs, our goal is to put in place a great logistics package. Since 1991 we have put over 150 people on the summits of Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, and we know that not everyone desires the same type of expedition program.  Going non-guided provides a lot more flexibility for people to decide which strategy makes the most sense for them.  For example, how many nights will you spend at C1, C2, and C3 before summit bids?  How many acclimatization rotations will you make?   How many rest days will you need?  How many nights do you spend on the Col?  Do you want a Sherpa to climb with you?  Will you use oxygen or not? 

Non-guided does not mean “free for all” and we have made it clear to our members that they need to work together to form a functional team.  The IMG expedition leader will be Mark Tucker, who has led dozens of expeditions worldwide and has been to Everest many times, including to the summit (via the North Ridge on the Peace Climb in 1990) and to the Hillary Step (in 2001).  Mark co-led the successful 2002 IMG Everest non-guided expedition and went to the South Col on that trip.  Assisting him in 2004 is Jason Tanguay, who went to over 28,750’ on the North Ridge on a perfect day in 2001, only to get involved in the highest rescue in mountaineering history and give up his summit bid a couple hundred feet from the top to save the lives of two climbers.  We are hoping that Jason gets to ring the bell on this climb!

Tucker and Tanguay are not guiding on this climb…we prefer to think of them as service providers.  They will work closely with the team members to help them with their individual climbing strategies and will also work closely with Sirdar (head Sherpa) Ang Passang on the logistics.  Ang Passang has been IMG Sirdar on many Everest expeditions and his Sherpa team is consistently one of the best on the hill!  For 2004 we have 20 Sherpas attributed to making this expedition run like clockwork.  This includes 14 high altitude climbers, 5 cooks, and a mailrunner.

We look forward to sharing the story of this expedition with you!

Eric Simonson IMG Expeditions

Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker.

 

Millet One Sport Everest Boot Expedition and mountaineering boot for high altitude and extremely cold conditions. The Everest has conquered all 14 mountains over 8,000m and also the Seven Summits- and has now had a makeover to ensure continued peak preformance. With a newer sung, Alpine Fit, and even lighter Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

 






 

 

Altitude pre-
  
acclimatization

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Black Diamond

   Botas

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   CaVa Climbing Shoes
   Clearance

   Clif Bar

   Cloudveil

   CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Garmin

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
   Headlamps
   Helmets

   HighGear
   Ice Axes

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Lowepro

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   PowerBar

   Princeton Tec

   Prescription Glacier

   Glasses

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
   Yaktrax
  
and more here

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it