NEWSLETTERS - Everest Expedition 2009

Newsletter 425 May 2009

The last few days have been very busy here on Everest, and now that everyone is safely back at Base Camp with no cold or altitude related problems we can confirm those who went to the summit.

05 May
12.38 David TAIT
12.38 Phurba Tashi SHERPA
12.38 Dorji Sonam Gelgen SHERPA
12.38 Nima Tshering SHERPA

1 x member, 4 x Sherpa

20 May:
04.08 Edmund WARDLE (with IMG team)

1 x member

21 May:
05.45 Christopher DOVELL
05.45 Adrian BALLINGER
05.45 Phurba Tashi SHERPA
06.35 Matthew GREEN
06.35 Tashi Tshering 1 SHERPA
07.18 Moises FALCON
07.18 Tashi Tshering 2 SHERPA
07.30 Valerio MASSIMO
07.30 Nuru Gyalgen SHERPA
07.33 John BLACK
07.33 Pasang Knima SHERPA
07.40 Christopher JONES
07.40 Son Dorji SHERPA
08.50 Zi QIU
08.50 Nima Dorgee SHERPA
08.50 Lance FOX
08.50 Tashi Tshering SHERPA
08.50 Shaun HUTSON
08.55 Bjorn RAMBOL
08.55 Shere Gyalzen SHERPA
09.37 Dean STAPLES
09.37 Karsang Namgel SHERPA
09.50 Barbara BIERLING
09.50 Kami Chhiring SHERPA

13 x member, 11 x Sherpa

22 May:
09.05 Ellen Miller Lhotse
09.05 Knima Tshering SHERPA Lhotse

1 x member, 1 x Sherpa on Lhotse

23 May:
07.20 Alec TURNER
07.20 Hiroyuki KURAOKA
07.20 Dorji Sonam SHERPA
08.30 Takenori YOSHIDA
08.30 Kngima Sona SHERPA
09.08 Antoine BOULANGER
09.08 Ang Karma SHERPA
09.22 Christopher MACKLIN
09.22 Tshering Tashi SHERPA
09.22 Mark WOODWARD
09.22 Nima Tenjing SHERPA
09.22 Shinji TAMURA
09.22 Knima Tshiring SHERPA
09.22 David MCKINLEY
09.27 Shokichi SAITO
09.27 Kami Chhiring SHERPA
09.27 Kiyomi TAKIGUCHI
09.27 Ang Tshiring SHERPA
09.27 Robert KOJETIN
09.27 Lhakpa Nuru SHERPA
09.31 Joseph ROBINSON
09.31 Nima Tenjing SHERPA
09.41 Bruce PARKER
09.41 Pemba Nuru SHERPA
09.44 Megan DELEHANTY
09.44 Lakpa Nuru SHERPA
09.44 Mark WHETU
09.44 Ang Rita SHERPA

15 x member, 13 x Sherpa

A total of 30 x members, 28 x Sherpas, 58 x people in total on Everest and 2 on Lhotse.

Unfortunately Stuart Carder and Kami Chhiring turned around at the South Summit.

Thomas Jacobsen and Jim Holliday suffered sickness and were unable to reach the South Col and turned back.

All members will be at Base Camp tomorrow and will leave for Lukla on 27 May and are expected back in Kathmandu on 30 May.

The Sherpas and guides will spend the next few days packing at Base Camp and will return to Kathmandu on about 4 June.

Regards,

Russell Brice