Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact

   Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




 Kangchenjunga 2011: Back in Katmandu

Dear Everestnews followers!
This is Turkish Climber Tunc Findik reporting from Katmandu. As you know, our Kanchenjunga expedition summitted 20th may. 2011. Now i am back in sunny and warm Katmandu, the lovely capital of Nepal.
For summit attempt, we had to wait at Kanchenjunga c3 7100 m for 2 days for better weather to arrive. Meanwhile many sherpas and members were already at c4 7500 m, waiting for good weather.. Summit day started 19th  evening, 21.30, for me and my partners Dawa Sherpa of Loding and Guntis Brands from Switzerland- all of the team were up and moving by 18.00 before that.... A long, moonlit night followed climbing at the snow-ice gully of gangway up to 8300 metres until dawn. After that we climbed in the summit  rocks of Kang. By then particularly due to his oxygen system problems and , due to helping down a hypothermic climber down, Guntis had to go back down from 8200 m. Me and Dawa comtinued to summit, finally climbing the famous chimney just below the summit, and summitting at 09.20 hours in the morning of 20th may. The weather was very  fine, no wind, visibility unlimited, with a sea of clouds below. Our team summittted approx 2 hours before us, and we were at the summit with Italian Mario Panzeri, Austrian Christian Strangl, and with a team of Indian climbers. Our expedition organiser Mingma Sherpa of Makalu, finished all 14 8000m peaks with Kang and we are all very proud of him, he is such a  nice person and strong climber! Long live Mingma! Staying 30 minutes at summit, we descended by the same route to c4, 7500 m and next day to BC, where it  was a very long and tiring descent.

Thanks for folllowing our progress and hope to be around next time with  another 8000 m. peak to climb!!!! And of course, great thanks to our sponsors and supporters. Tunc Findik

Earlier:

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
Millet One 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 collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.







 

 

Altitude pre-
  
acclimatization

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Black Diamond

   Botas

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   CaVa Climbing Shoes
   Clearance

   Clif Bar

   Cloudveil

   CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Garmin

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
   Headlamps
   Helmets

   HighGear
   Ice Axes

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Lowepro

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   PowerBar

   Princeton Tec

   Prescription Glacier

   Glasses

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
   Yaktrax
  
and more here

 



  



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2003 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it