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  Mt. Everest 2005 Exclusive: Sherpas head up to set up camp 5, Mr Honda heads to Camp 2


Mr. Honda and Mr. Ngatemba sherpa

Update 5/22/2005: Now, Mr Michihiro Honda and Mr Shigeki Imoto staying in C4 and plan to turn back to C2 this morning. Mr Takeshi Kodama already arrived in C2 yesterday. Mr Honda has  frozen his finger a little and Mr Imoto has frozen his foot finger little however they are planning to climb after completing the set up of Camp 5. Mr Kodama feels very good and have a high spirit of climbing. The team is changing the plan .. New plan for attack is 27th or 28th. Will let you know the plan later on.

Mr Imoto and Mr Honda go back to C2 with some of their climbing Sherpa however some of the climbing Sherpas are trying to set up the C5. After that they will try to go up from C2.

We have send our own ropes with the team from Kathmandu.

Update 5/21/2005 1.41 AM (in America): We are waiting on the news if he left for the summit or stayed at the South Col...

Update 5/21/2005: A group of the Korean attempted the summit! We are told they have turned back around the balcony. (The ropes also end around the Balcony). We have no idea why they turned around, nor can we confirm at this time that they all turned around. It is unknown at this time if others attempted with them.

However, Mr Honda has arrived at Camp 4 at midnight. Other Koreans are said to have arrived at Camp 4 at around 11pm (on the 20th). Unclear if any of these climbers attempted or if they stayed at camp 4.

Update 5/20/2005: The weather at Camp 3 7:30 am was a nice, no wind, good day for climbing. Team Honda Left for C4 at 9:00 am NST.  Pictures of weather from Base Camp around 8:00 am. 5/20/2005

pictures of weather from Base Camp around 8:00 am. 5/20/2005

Update 5/19/2005: Mr Honda and the team has arrived at Camp 3.

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

Update 5/19/2005: The Team Honda already departed to Camp 3 from Camp 2 this morning. (Note Team Honda has a camp 5!)

Update 5/18/2005: Team Honda Everest 2005 - New plans for summit on 22nd May.

19th May C2 to C3

20th May C3 to C4

21st May C4 to C5

21st May 21:00 PM start for summit from C5 and back for C4

23rd C4 to C2

24th C2 to BC

And in this morning, all of the Sherpa team going up to C2 they will join and join with the Team Honda around afternoon.

Update 5/11/2005: Due to the strong wind they postponed the summit date as follows. Now, their summit date is on 20th May.

Latest schedule received from our BC Manager Takafumi Tatsuno at Everest Base Camp today.

 

5-12: BC to C1

5-13: C1 stay (Acclimatization)

5-14: C1 to C2

5-15: C2 stay (Acclimatization)

5-16: C2 to C3

5-17: C3 to C4

5-18: C4 stay (Acclimatization)

5-19: C4 to C5

5-20: C5 to Summit and back to C4

5-21: C4 to C2

5-22: C2 to BC

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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