Update: Updates from Base
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
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
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.
1. Mr. Michihiro HONDA (66) -
2. Mr. Shigeki IMOTO (42) -
Deputy Team Leader
3. Mr. Takeshi KODAMA (30) -
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"
Sherpa - 10 Times Everest Summiteer
Nuru Sherpa - 1 Time Everest Summiteer
Sherpa - 5 Times Everest Summiteer
Rinji Sherpa - 3 Times Everest Summiteer
Chhiri Sherpa - Upto 8000m
Tendi Sherpa - Upto 7000m
Sherpa - Upto 7000m
Sherpa - 7000m
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