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  Mt. Everest 2007: SummitClimb Tibet Everest 2007 : Dispatch Two


This is Phil Crampton reporting for the Summitclimb Everest Tibet Expedition 2007.  Kipa Sherpa, our head cook, and myself, herald ahead of Arnold and the rest of the group to establish Base, Intermediate and Advance Base camps.  After spending our customary two nights at Nyalam and one night at Tingri we arrived today, March 30, at Base Camp.

Our journey was uneventful and we have enjoyed the peace and quiet of the empty CTMA hotels.  The wait-staff at the restaurants are overhead full at the moment.  I wonder if it will be the same in a week or so when the groups of climbers pass through on their way Everest, Cho Oyu and Shisipangma Base Camps respectively. 

At Tingri, we met our Tibetan Sherpa staff, which consists of kitchen assistants Sangjie, Champa and Guru, and climbing Sherpas Awang Denzing, Yun Dan, Qiang Ba, Jianggiu, Emba, Seng and Pemba 

On our arrival at Base Camp I met many old Chinese friends from the various Chinese expeditions already at Base Camp.  We are one of the first western expeditions to arrive, and I think that I am the only non-Tibetan, Nepal, or Chinese citizen here at present.  We have already started sorting our loads for our trek to ABC in a couple of days and we hope the weather remains as mild at 6,400 meters as it has been here all day at Base Camp, although my money is on it being absolutely freezing as it has been in the past on my little sorties to ABC in late March and early April.

It was a hard decision on where to place our camp this year as we have mustered our other cook, Dong, in charge of the kitchens of the Chinese Xinjiang Beer Expedition.  They are about a 20 minute walk from us.

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Hello Everestnews.com, I am back!

I will be leading Summitclimbs Everest Tibet expedition this year.

After succesfully scaling Everest from Tibet in 2004 and two expeditions from the south in 2005 and 2006, I am in Tibet once again to help my team members scaling Everest this year.

This is our team:

Arnold Coster, expedition leader
Crampton Phil, assistant
Matthew Vulk.
Ben stuckey

Donald Sibley

Michael Hsu

Rauno Hoglin
James Barnett

Paul Adams

Walter Reisinger

Tunc Fyndic
Mustafa Kalayci

Aldas Baltutis
Andrew Davey

Bjorn vandewege

Steven Maginelle
Stein Tant

 Right now I am very busy with all the preparations her in Kathmandu. Tomorrow morning a truck full off supplies will head to Everest basecamp already. The truck will meet our Tibetan staff in BC to set up our camp. On this trip we will use a mixed Sherpa and Tibetan team as our staff

Our staff members are:

Jangbu Sherpa, Sidar

Kipa Sherpa, Head cook

Nima Dorje Lama, assistant cook

Maya Sherpa, one of the few female Sherpa's

Yun Dan, Tibetean climber

Awang Denzing, Tibetean climber

Gongga, Tibetean Climber

Bian ba Tsering, Tibetean Climber

Jianggiu, Tibetean Climber

Qiang Ba. Tibetean Climber

Lousang Ouzhu, Tibetean Climber

Sangjie, Tibetean cook

Qiangba, Cookboy

Guru, Cookboy.

So that is it for now, the next couple of day our member will arrive in sunny and warm Kathmandu.

Cheers, Arnold

Dispatches

 

 

 

 

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