The Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition
Facts: Our expedition team climbed the South
Col Route on Mt. Everest.This is the route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary
and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
May 16th at 7:45am (Nepali time) the 29,035ft (8848 meters) summit was
reached. The team rejoiced on the summit for about 90 minutes, and then
returned to Camp 4 (26,100ft.), On May 18th they returned to Base Camp
(17,600ft.). Linda McMillan and Lincoln Else returned to California
in May. Tom McMillan returned to California June 4, 2004.
Everest Expedition Updates
the Friendship Beyond Borders team in action
during their successful
summit bid (5 minute movie)
Beyond Borders News Updates
What's next for
the Friendship Beyond Borders team?
recognition to Nawang Sherpa and Friendship Beyond Borders Expedition
in MountEverest.net "Best Expeditions of 2004"
Best of ExplorersWeb 2004 Awards
AMB Celebrates Expedition's success--Tom
CEO Hamid Moghadam and AMB supporters
Nawang Sherpa Wins 2004 EVEREST
Tom McMillan arrives back in the
Team "Steps Out" in grand style--Traditional Everest Summiteers'
"Yeti Foot" placed in prominent place in Rum Doodle restaurant
Team honored by US officials and others
and Tim return to the US on June 4th
shares his thoughts about summit day
summit photos arrive!
Team has become celebrities at home and abroad
23rd, 2am Pacific time/2:45pm Nepali time
Team has arrived in back in Kathmandu
Team is in Lukla (9,350ft.),
waiting for weather to improve
Team preparing to leave Base Camp,
begin their trek back to Lukla
Team has returned safely to Base
Weather was favorable and descent was speedy
Team has safely descended to Camp 2 (21,300ft/6500m) Expecting new snowfall
tonight, but hoping to descend to Base Camp tomorrow
May 16th 7:55am
May 15th 7:10pm Pacific
The EVEREST: Friendship
Beyond Borders Expedition Team is on the SUMMIT!
Video footage of first teams to
reach summit this season show conditions look good for our team's summit
day on Sunday
Team is at Camp 3 (24,500 ft.)
Expecting Summit Day on Sunday May 16th
To see what Nawang and Tom are facing on this final section of the mountain,
you can view a brief but dramatic videoclip of climbers
ascending from Camp 4 at the South Col to the Summit. Amazing footage..
Luanne and Lincoln
Going for the summit!
teams consider when to try for the summit
Update call from Expedition Leader Tom McMillan--Team back at base camp,
waiting for weather to stabilize
Email update message from Base
Camp Manager Lincoln Else
Camp Manager Lincoln Else trades Yosemite Big Walls for Everest Big Ice
III (24,442ft.) acclimatization completed, time to rest and prepare for
final summit bid
goodbye to Base Camp
to Camp II (21,325ft.)
Journeys and establishment of Camp I (19,586ft.)
in at Everest base camp (17,500ft.)
by scaling Island Peak (20,252ft.)
but hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,350ft.), start of trek
in Kathmandu,press/embassy meetings,preparations for the trek
visits the U.S. to prepare for the expedition
is our team approaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 16th in perfect
conditions--clear skies and calm winds !
can read accounts of all the teams that attempted to climb Everest this
season, both from the south (Nepal) side and from the north (Tibet) side,
on the websites listed below. They also contain some amazing video clips
of what the teams faced along their way up Mount Everest: ExplorersWeb.com
Information about Ed Hommer
late Ed Hommer was the first double amputee to reach the summit of Mt.
McKinley in June 1999, and he made an attempt on Mt. Everest (from Tibet)
in 2001. He met Nawang Sherpa in Kathmandu on his return from Everest,
and had intended to make another attempt in 2003 with Nawang, But Ed was
tragically killed by rockfall on Mt. Rainier in September of 2002.
Learn more about the
history of the High Exposure Foundation, and how Ed Hommerinspired people
with disabilities to pursue their dreams,, from a member of the HEF
Board of Directors, Ms. Brandy Meadow
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