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  Autumn Mt. Everest 2004: The Dutch leader checks in with his plans....


Update 8/22/2004: Hello EverestNews.com, We had no problem to leave Nepal after the rumours about a big roadblock. We are in Nyalam now and going to Tingri Monday 23/8. Wednesday 25/8 we hope to arrive in BC.

It seems that we are all alone on the mountain. That is very special and puts our expedition in a different view. We brought everything to be completely self supplying. A few kilometers of rope to fix. Now lets hope that the monsoon stops quickly and the snow will be setting, because the difficult part in the beginning will be to camp 1. The danger of avalanches is our biggest concern at this moment. Harry will arrive next Friday after his climbing in Pakistan. So he is well acclimatized. Best regards, Werner.

Mike Marolt and his American ski Everest team from 2003 in Tingri Copyright©Jim Gile

 

Dispatches

On the Tibet Side of Everest, a Dutch Team will attempt the mountain.

The Dutch team is

Werner de Jong (expedition leader)
Marc Streefkerk (climber)
Mark Thijssen (climber)
Boris Krielen (climber)
Sander Arens (climber)
Ruby Arens-Halfschepel

with another climber joining the expedition...

Few expeditions are successful in Autumn on Everest as compared with the success in the Spring. See here for a classic Autumn expedition reports: Autumn Everest 2002

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