The following 3 Members
of "Himalayan Guides Lhotse Expedition 2004 " Mountaineering team have
succeeded to climb 8516 meter high Mt. Lhotse on 15th may 2004.
Name of Summiteers
1. Mr. Christopher
Bernard Warner (40 yrs), Climbing Guide, Columbia Gateway, U.S.A.
2. Ms. Tamae Watanabe
(65 yrs) Retiered, Yamanasi-Ken, Japan.
3. Mr. Noriyuki
Muraguchi (47 yrs) Company Employee, Kawasaki, Japan.
Six members Himalayan Guides
Lhotse Expedition 2004 was permitted to climb 8516 Meter high Mt. Lhotse from
West Face Coulior for the period of seventy-five days from 26th March 2004
under the leadership of Mr. Henry Todd, Kingussie, U.K.
This Expedition team is
organized by Himalayan Guides Nepal P. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal.
Two members of the
Himalayan Guides expedition summited on the 15th,
Kenton Cool and Clive Jones (NZ) They left camp 4 at 9pm and
summited around 1:45 Nepal time. They credit the Sherpas with breaking trail
making the summits possible! [good for them!] The arrived back at camp 4 at
Kenton Cool and Clive Jones (NZ) were part of
Henry Todd's expedition led by Sue Todd, aka Sue Harper. Sue Harper was Russ
Brice's base camp manger a couple of years on Everest. Sue married Henry in Feb
2004. Henry Todd, of course is an Everest legend....
Earlier Update: Hi EverestNews.com, Sorry
to have been out of touch for so long, but we went up to camp 2 and were there
for a week waiting for the weather to improve enough for us to go up to camp
3. There has been a lot of wind and snow and generally not good weather. It
has also been very cold. All the team are now well acclimatized having either
been all the way to 3, or as far as the weather would allow. We are all now
back down in base camp - enjoying wonderful weather!
So, now we play the waiting
game - waiting for a summit weather window. Some of the team are going down
the valley for a few days to rest. The forecast for the present time from all
sources was fairly high winds high up, which haven't materialized for the
moment, however some bad weather is forecast for the next few days. Will let
you know when we have firm summit plans. Sue
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