Update: A call from Christine at 1:45am this morning. They were at the South
Col resting. Everyone was fine. Depending on how they feel they will head to
Camp 2 today or all the way down.
Update: As per the report
of Liaison officer and Team Leader, the following 5 members and 9 High
Altitude Worker of Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2005 team has been
successful to scale 8848 meter high Mt. Everest on 30th May, 2005 at 9:20 am.
30th May, 2005
1. Mr. Guillermo Benegas (37 Yrs) Team Leader , Mountain Guide, USA
2. Ms. Christine Joyce Feld Boskoff (38 Yrs) Member, Guide, USA
3. Mr. Eric Samuel Garza (42 Yrs) Member, Service, USA
4. Mr. Dean Daniel Cardinale (36 Yrs) Member, Guide, USA
5. Ms. Shaunna Marie
Burke (30 Yrs) Member, Cruiser, Canada
6. Mr. Lhakpa Norbu
Sherpa (26 Yrs) Sirdar, Namche-2, Solukhumbu, Nepal
7. Mr. Mingmar Tsheri
Sherpa(25 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solu, Nepal
8. Mr. Ang Pasang
Sherpa (38 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solukhumbu, Nepal
9. Mr. Nima Unagdiki
Sherpa (30 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solu, Nepal
10. Mr. Jangbu Sherpa
(40 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Jubing-1, Solukhumbu, Nepal
11. Mr. Pemba Gyalgen
Sherpa (31 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Jubing-8, Solu, Nepal
12. Mr. Chongba Nuru
Sherpa (38 Yrs)High Altitude Worker, Chaurikharka-7,Solu, Nepal
13. Mr. Lama Babu
Sherpa (36 Yrs) High Altitude Worker, Bung-9, Solukhumbu, Nepal
14. Mr. Nima Dorji
Tamang (25 Yrs) Bagachol-9, Khotang, Nepal.
The Mountain Madness Everest
Expedition 2005 team was permitted to climb 8848 m. high Mt. Everest from
South East Ridge for the period of 75 days from 29th March, 2005
The handling agency of the
Expedition Team is Mountain Madness (Pvt. Ltd) Kathmandu Nepal.
Editorial Note: It has been reported that
Shaunna Marie Burke was
climbing independently. Details are not known to EverestNews.com at this time.
Update: Hello Everyone!
This morning at
approximately 9:20 AM all members of the Mountain Madness team
summited. Mountain Madness is the first team to reach the summit from the
south side this year. After waiting days for a weather window the team
summited in excellent conditions. They left the South Col last night around
10PM with a strong team of Sherpas breaking trail and fixing ropes as they
climbed. All team members are in good condition.
guys for your perseverance and hard work!
Update: Willie summited at 9.45am, no news on other team
Update: May 29, 2005 – 8:00 a.m. PST
This is Christine Boskoff reporting from the 2005 Mountain
Madness expedition. We are currently at the South Col and will begin our
summit attempt shortly. Everyone is excited we finally get to go for it. We’ll
be checking in throughout the day, so stay posted for more updates.
Update May 29th:
Hello Everyone, The Mountain
Madness team arrived at the South Col this afternoon with all team members
feeling strong and healthy. The team plans to leave around 8PM tonight to
summit Everest early tomorrow morning.
Best of Luck to Willie,
Chris, Dean, and Eric!
Morgan Chessia EBC
That’s it for now. Cheers,
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal
Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and
continuing to the summit via the Southeast ridge.
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
SIZES LISTED. See more here.
weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
See more here.