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 Kangchenjunga 2011: SUMMIT!!!

Turkish Climber Tunc and his friends Dawa, Guntis and Mingma Sherpa SUMMITTED at Kanchenjunga 8586m

Earlier:

Dear Friends and followers
This is Turkish Climber Tunc Findik reporting from Kanchenjunga 4. Camp(7500m.) We have arrived to 4. Camp today with 4-5 hours technical climbing. We will move this evening at 8-9 to go to the summit. We are planning to reach the summit in tomorrow morning at 8-9. Until now 2 russians, 2 frenchs and 3 sherpas have arrived to summit. Kangchenjunga is very huge mountain.
Best wishes from Eastern Nepal,
Tunc Findik
 

Earlier:

This is Turkish Climber Tunc Findik reporting from Kangchenjunga. We are all set and ready to go to summit, and we are patiently waiting for the right time to go. The right time seems around 18 to 22 may, when, we guess the jetstream winds will be lowest. Meanwhile, at our base camp 5500 m high, we try to keep safe, warm and motivated- in the highest spirits to summit. The weather nowadays seems cloudy, grey and, high up very windy. Keep your fingers crossed for us! Best wishes from Eastern Nepal,

Tunc Findik

Earlier:

Dear friends and followers

This is Turkish climber Tunc Findik reporting from Kangchenjunga. Recently we climbed to c1 at 6200 m altitude and made a depot. The trip to c1 is quite straightforward and the last 250 m of the trip is climbing  on steep blue ice, 55 to 75 degrees and very brittle. C1 is situated at a glacier shoulder and has the excellent views of Kang southwest face, Jannu and Yalung glacier. Our plans for the near future includes sleeping at c1 and c2, then we will almost be ready for the summit attempt, that we think is possible by late may- considering the jetstream wind at 8000 m will subside by then. My climbing partners Guntis Brands and Dawa Sherpa, we all feel safe and acclimatised. All the best from Eastern Nepal

Tunc Findik

Earlier:

This is turkish climber tunc findik reporting from kang bc. We have been at base camp now for 4 days, which is situated at an altitude of 5500 m and has an excellent view of kang sw face and jannu. Ater the puja ceremony at 18th, we will begin to climb and equip c1 at around 6200 meters. Myslef and my climbing partners guntis brandts and dawa sherpa will be climbing as a team. we all feel very good and hopeful for the upcoming ascent! All the best from kang---tunc findik

Earlier:

This is Turkish climber reporting from Kangchenjunga. This is my first dispatch our expedition has began yesterday. I arrived at Kathmandu with my swiss friend Guntis Brandtf by 4th April and flew by helikopter to Ramze along the Yalung glacier. Ramze at 4600m. is where met our sherpa team. In our team is 1 British, 1 Iranian, 1 Irish, 10 Nepali Sherpas . For a few days we will  acclimatize aound Ramze and next week we will establish our basecamp at 5500m. on the yalung glacier.
Tunc Findik
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