NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Expedition 2003

The team4 September 2003

Russell BRICE: 51 years, New Zealand, Expedition Leader

Richard MANSFIELD: 44 years, British, International Mountain Guide UIAGM since 1978, Himex Guide.

Previous Experience: Patagonia 1989, Mera Peak, Denali 1991, Manda II First Ascent 1992, Island Peak, Lobuche East 2002

Brian TILLEY: 47 years, British, Himex Guide

Previous Experience: Anapurna IV, Everest N Side, K2, Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche East


Makoto OTAKE: 31 years, Japanese, Freelance Consultant

Previous Experience: Island Peak, Mount Fuji, Mount Yatsugataki

Darius VAICIULIS:32 years, Lithuanian, Manager

Previous Experience: Kilimajaro 2001, Mont Blanc 2002

Julian HASZARD: 25 years, New Zealand, Dentist

Previous Experience: Numerous peaks throughout New Zealand, Mont Blanc 2002

David HOILE: 29 years, British, Economist

Previous Experience: Mera Peak & Island Peak 2000, various routes and climbs in Scotland, France and Italy.

Ian WIPER: 42 years, British, Accountant

Previous Experience: Mont Blanc

Tom SOUDERS: 45 years, American, Self employed mechanic

Previous Experience: Rock and alpine climbing in Rockies and Yosemite

Robert GAMBI: 45 years, Australian, Fund Manager

Previous Experience: Denali (West Butress) 2003, multiple routes in the Alps including Mont Blanc, Breithorn, Weismeiss

Joanne GAMBI: 34 years, British, Physiotherapist

Previous Experience: Denali (West Butress) 2003, multiple routes in the Alps including Mont Blanc, Dom, Matterhorn, Allalinhorn

Mogens JENSEN: 30 years, Danish, Teacher

Previous Experience: Aconcagua, Everest North Col, Mont Blanc

Maxime CHAYA: 41 years, Lebanese, Owner/Manager Sports Distribution Company
Previous Experience: Mont Blanc 2001, Deanli, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro

Kevin GOLDSTEIN: 40 years, American, Consultant
Previous Experience: Aconcagua 2002

Yachio SUZUKI: 39 years, Japanese, Tour Escort
Previous Experience: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Jung Frau, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua

Shinji TAMURA: 37 years, Japanese, Tour Guide
Previous Experience: Cho Oyo, Everest

Hiroyuki KURAOKA: 42 years, Japanese, Office Clerk
Previous Experience: Mackinley south face, Kantengri, Mount Cook, Hunter

Shokichi SAITO: 48 years, Japanese, Office Clerk
Previous Experience: Kantengro

Toshihiko TAMURA: 45 years, Japanese, Farmer
Previous Experience: Kilimanjaro, Chacaltaya, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Chimborazo, Matterhorn, Cotopaxi

Kazumi SHIRAI: 59 years, Japanese, House Wife
Previous Experience: Huascaran, Pk Lenin, Elbus, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi

Takenori YOSHIDA: 54 years, Japanese, Office Clerk
Previous Experience: Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Pico de Orizaba, Mackinley, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo


Juhani TOIVONEN: 60 years, Finnish, MD

Merja TOIVONENE: 62 years, Finnish, Nurse