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  Makalu Expedition 2004 Norwegian Sven Gangdal: Update


Stian Voldmo send us this report via email today:

When the Norwegians left BC 30. May, Pepino decided to go with them, because of his illness. Mickael Parker decided to stay behind, for one last attempt, together with Singei. He is one of our members climbing without oxygen, and therefore needs longer time for acclimaticing. Last rapport from Mick was a satellite telephone call to his father 3. May, where he told that he was in C1, and had a 2 days window of good weather to make a push for the summit. He felt fine and was climbing strongly. It takes normally 3 days reaching the summit from C1. Mick is giving his best! We wish him all the best. Expect to hear from him soon. If he is following the plan he is going to be in Kathmandu in a couple of days, but his flight from Tumlingtar could be delayed. Good luck, Mick! -Stian

We (Sven, Brit, Pepino and Stian) arrived Kathmandu 8. May, but went to Pokhara for 2 days to relax/recover. We are now back in Kathmandu. Pepino had a check-up at the Swiss Clinic in Kathmandu. He is still feeling sick, but is getting better by the day.

Sven Gangdal and Dawa Chhiri Sherpa (A) reached the summit, 09.15 April 21st

Sven Gangdal at Makalu summit (8463 m)

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