By now you know that
Dorjee Sherpa (27 yrs), a High Altitude Sherpa of "Dream
Everest Expedition 2004" set a new speed record by completing the distance
from Everest Base Camp to the summit in 8 hours and 10 minutes by starting at
6 P.M. on 20th May 2004 and reaching the summit at 02.10 A.M. on 21st May
What you probably missed was on that on May 16, just 5 days
earlier Mr. Pemba Dorjee
Sherpa summited Everest with the "Dream
Everest Expedition 2004" without oxygen!!!
What a year for
Mr. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa...
Mr Nuru Wangchu Sherpa was also
summited without oxygen on the "Dream
Everest Expedition 2004" on May 16th..
The Ministry of Culture,
Tourism and Civil Aviation has the pleasure to release this news that Mr.
Pemba Dorjee Sherpa (27 yrs), a High Altitude Sherpa of "Dream Everest
Expedition 2004" from Gaurishankar - 1, Dolakha, Nepal has been successful to
summit Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), the highest (8848 m.) peak of the World, by
setting a new world record of fastest climbing. He completed the distance from
Sagarmatha Base Camp to the summit in 8 hours and 10 minutes by starting at 6
P.M. on 20th May 2004 and reaching the summit at 02.10 A.M. on 21st May 2004.
The previous world record was
10 hours 56 minutes and 46 seconds set by Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa (36 yrs)
Climbing Sirdar from Solukhumbu on 25th May 2003.
Mr. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, a
High Altitude Sherpa of ten members "Dream Everest Expedition 2004" Team was
permitted to climb Mt. Everest from South East Ridge for the period of
seventy-five days from 25th March 2004 under the leadership of Mr. Robert
Huygh, Ternat, Belgium. The handling agency of this Expedition Team is Asian
Trekking P. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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