NEWSLETTERS - Everest Expedition 2002

The team1 April 2002

Kin Man Chung, Chinese, 49 years old, he tried Everest before, unsuccessful, also from the North side, also with Russell.

Donald Morton, Canadian, 68 years old, a veteran mountaineer, has been on an international Lhotse expedition last year, climbed through the Khumbu ice fall to Camps 1 and 2, and to the 'end' of the Western Cwm.

Louis Marino, French-American, 33 years old, works for Chamonix Experience in winter, summited Cho Oyo with Himalayan Experience in 2000.

Shinji Tamura, Japanese, 35 years old, runs a mountaineering agency in Zermatt.

Yamada Atsushi, Japanese, 23 years old on May 8, has been a climbing guide on Mt.Fuji for two years, has been on expeditions to Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Denali, Elbrus etc.

The Guides:
Russell Brice, (New Zealand). Russ is the expedition leader and the owner of Himalayan Experience. This will be his 12th expedition to Everest. Russ has guided over 38 Himalayan expeditions and is a founder of IGO8000, the association that regulates commercial expeditions to 8000 meter peaks.

Ignacio Ochoa, Spanish, called Inaki, 35 years old, has been on 20+ expeditions in Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, South America, summited 7 of the 8000m peaks: Everest, Lhotse, GI GII, Broad Peak, Cho Oyo twice, Shishapangma.

The Sherpas:
The regular team of Phurba Tashi Sherpa, and Loppasang Temba Sherpa as his climbing sirdars, with Lachhu Bahadur Basnet and Kul Bahadur Magar the chefs.