8000 Meters Facts
Autumn Expedition 2006
Here is a
photo of Dan and Krzysztof Wielicki on the summit of Island Peak.
Krzysztof Wielicki is probably one of the most famous living Polish
climbers. He climbed the South Face of Lhotse (seen in the background). I
am not sure if he summited. Also, he climbed Kangchenjunga in Winter with
the legendary Jerzy Kukuczka.
1. Cho Oyu: 3 Sept - 10 Oct: Phil Crampton, with Arnold Coster for the
first two weeks.
2. Shishapangma: 19 Sept - 25 Oct: Arnold Coster.
3. Ama Dablam: 1 Oct - 1 Nov: Mark Jensen, Max Kausch, and Doug Sandok.
4. Mera Peak: 15 Oct - 5 Nov:
Hello Climbers, I hope you
are well and enjoying summer. How have you been? We had an exciting spring and
early summer helping to rescue an Australian climber on Everest and to build a
hospital which serves 4000 poor Nepalese farmers in a remote valley near
Everest, far from the tourist trail.
We are looking for a few members who want to go off of the beaten track in
Tibet and enjoy climbing Shishapangma, located near Everest on the spectacular
Tibetan Plateau. Shishapangma is the lowest of the 8000 metre peaks; the only
one of which is entirely located in Tibet. The best way to reach Shishapangma
is to fly to Nepal and then join us for the beautiful drive to basecamp and
spectacular climb of the mountain.
The trip runs from 19 September - 25 October.
A few places in our team are available.
The leader is Arnold Coster, leader of three successful Everest
expeditions and two successful Cho Oyu expeditions.
When we climbed it, we were quite thrilled and really enjoyed the climb,
with its mixture of snow walking and a challenging but not overly
difficult but exciting summit day to the central summit. I only climbed to the
central summit, as the true summit was another two-six hours above 8000 metres
along a twisting double-corniced ridge for a gain of only a few metres!
Please get in touch soon to join and THANKS FOR
TELLING YOUR FRIENDS.
Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing from you and making your trip a
success. Best Regards. Yours Sincerely, from
and all of us at SummitClimb.com
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