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.
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)
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
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
See more here.