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 Makalu 2000

Makalu (8463m)
Carinthin Makalu I Expedition. Makalu I NWR Erich Resch Austria
2000 Dongguk Makalu Expedition Makalu I N.E.  Ridge Hyoung Woo Kim Korea
Italian Makalu Expedition Makalu I NWR Christian Kuntner Italy

Makalu - Summitted

1) Year & Season : Spring 2000
2) Name of the Expedition : Italian Makalu Expedition
3) Expedition Leader : Mr. Christian Kuntner (1962), Guide, Parto Allo Stelvio, BZ
4) Country : Italy.
5) No. of Team Members : 9
6) Ascent Route : North West Ridge
7) Date of Summit : 15 May 2000
8) Starting Point :
9) Starting Time : 2.00 AM,
10) Time of Summit : 1.00 PM

S. No   Name of Summiters,   Age,   Occupation,   Home Town & Country

1, Mr. Christian Kuntner (1962), Guide, Parto Allo Stelvio, BZ Italy.
2, Mr. Stepahan Andres (1968) Engineer Bozen-I, Italy.
3, Mr. Abele Blanc, (1954), Guide Aymavilles, Italy.

  • Makalu Spring 2000: 5 Summits, one dies on the way down. 

Bernd Mahnert, a German climber,  died while descending from the Summit at 7400 meters. Götz Wiegand, Bernd Mehnert, Olaf Zill, Thomas Turpe, and Frank Meutzner had reached the Summit on 15th May at 3 p.m. according to the Min. of Tourism. 

Update: My name is Elisabeth Eulerich and I was the expedition doctor.  Bernd Mehnert's cause of death was most likely a pulmonary embolism which killed him within seconds. By the time they built down the tents in C4 he was fine, then got up, did only 3 steps and fell. He was dead by the time the next team member reached him and could not be rescusitated.  With much regards, Dr Elisabeth Eulerich 

  • Mt. Makalu 8,463m - Summitted

Name of the Expedition: Saxony Himalaya Expedition.

Expedition Leader: Mr. Gotz Wiegand (1959), Engineer, Dresden, German.

Country: Germany

No. of Team Members: 7

Ascent Route: North West Ridge

Starting Point: Camp IV 

Date of Summit: 15th May 2000

Time of Summit: 15.00, 15.30, 15.45, 16.00.

 Summiters, Date of Birth, Occupation, Home Town & Country

1.      Mr. Olaf Zill (1966), Phiysiotherapist, Basel, CH. Germany.

2.      Mr. Thoma Tutpe (1961) Photographer, Chemnitz, Germany.

3.      Mr. Gotz Wiegand (1959), Engineer, Dresden, Germany.

4.      Mr. Frank Meutzner (1965), Engineer, Dresden, Germany.

5.      Mr. Bernd Mehnert (1966), Engineer, Dresden, Germany.

 Remarks: Mr. Bernd Mehnert, died on 16th May 

  • Mt. Makalu 8,463m - Summitted

Name of the Expedition: 2000 Dongguk Makalu Expedition.

Expedition Leader: Mr. Hyoung Woo.

Country: Korea

No. of Team Members: 6

Ascent Route: North West Ridge

Starting Point: Camp III

Date of Summit: 15th May 2000

Time of Summit: 2.40 P.M

 Summiters, Date of Birth, Occupation, Home Town & Country

 1.      Mr. Park Young Soek, (27 yrs), Alpinist, Sangamdong, Mopogu, Seoul, Korea.

2.      Mr. Lee Hyun Jo, (25 yrs), Samgamdong, Mopogue, Seoul, Korea

3.      Mr. Da Chiri Sherpa, (22 yrs), HAS, Namche-4, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

 

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