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  Mt. Everest 2005: Team Honda Everest 2005 Update from Base Camp


Update: Updates from Base Camp.

The Japanese team 'Team Honda Everest 2005' member Mr. Michihiro HONDA and Mr. Takeshi KODAMA reached Base camp on 7th April 2005 with the climbing staffs. Had ceremony (Puja) on 11th April and started climbing Khumbu Ice fall on 13th April, setup CI on 16th April & CII on 18th April, climbing staffs clear route up to CIII.

Mr. Honda and Mr. Ngatemba sherpa

Current plan, once 2 climbing member and staff return back to BC, the team treks down to Dingboche for a weeklong rest – Mr. Takafumi TATSUNO BC Manager reports from the base camp.

Mr. Honda and Mr. Ngatemba sherpa at Camp I

Deputy team leader Mr. Shigeki Imoto arrived Kathmandu on 25th April, and fly to Lukla on 28th April 2005.  He will join the team at Dingboche and proceed to Base camp. Mr. Imoto had acclimatization training on low oxygen chamber in Japan before he returns to the mountain, team will start climbing as soon as they reach base camp and push up to Camp III and  Camp IV, planning to attempt the summit in mid of May 2005.

Updates

Background

Japanese team "Team Honda Everest 2005" led by Mr Michihiro Honda (66) departed to Everest Base camp on 23 March. A three members team is permitted to climb Mt. Everest from normal route. During their expedition they will set up camp V near balcony and supposed to attempt the top of the world around mid of May 2005.

A team member Mr Shigeki IMOTO, who have already made a successful attempt from the difficult route North-East ridge in 11 May 1995.

Team Members:

1. Mr. Michihiro HONDA (66) - Team Leader

2. Mr. Shigeki IMOTO (42) - Deputy Team Leader

3. Mr. Takeshi KODAMA (30) - Member

BC Manager Takafumi Tatsuno

Mr. Ngatemba Sherpa, who made a 10th successful of ascent on Mt Everest is climbing with this team.

Sherpa Staff Name of "Team Honda Everest 2005"

1. Ngatemba Sherpa - 10 Times Everest Summiteer

2. Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa - 1 Time Everest Summiteer

3. Danurbu Sherpa - 5 Times Everest Summiteer

4. Pasang Rinji Sherpa - 3 Times Everest Summiteer

5. Doma Chhiri Sherpa - Upto 8000m

6. Nima Tendi Sherpa - Upto 7000m

7. Furtemba Sherpa - Upto 7000m

8. Dendi Sherpa - 7000m

 

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