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CLIMB HIGH'S CHO OYU EXPEDITION 2005: Summit!


Update 9/28/2005: Ms. Pemba Doma Sherpa along with her team members have summitted Cho Oyu this morning. Pemba reached the summit at 7:00 am, followed little later by Ms. Val, Alexander and Lhakpa to the summit.

The team has arrived in camp 3 safely and are on their way down to camp two.

Earlier Update: This is Pemba Doma Reporting from Advance base camp. We arrived here on 14th in the afternoon and the yaks reached here yesterday with all the remaining loads of equipment from the Chinese base camp. There will be a base camp puja (rituals) today after sunrise, considered to be a good sign. There is a stone altar that we have built for the puja, we will put up some prayer flags and burn incense sticks and dried junipers for safe climbing and safe return. (for the entire expedition teams that are climbing Cho Oyu this season). The team is in very good spirit, we will leaving for camp 1 on Sunday.

Pemba Doma Sherpa, Cho Oyu expedition 2005

Earlier Update: Ms Pemba Doma Sherpa, Nepal (first Nepali woman Everest summiter via Tibet face) has formed a new company: Climb High. She leads the expedition to Cho Oyu! A sherpa woman stepping up!

Update: This is Pemba reporting from Advance base camp. We are now at advance base camp and we arrived today. It was a wonderful two days trek from the Chinese base camp. Some of our equipment will arrive only tomorrow in the afternoon. We have few more days rest here and we will try to make our camp here more comfortable as this will be our home for another four weeks.

Thank you Pemba Doma

Climb high's Cho Oyu expediiton 2005 

Thirty two year old Pemba Doma Sherpa is the first Nepalese woman to conquer Everest from the north side and one of only six women who have scaled the mountain twice, most recently as part of the 2002 Nepalese Woman Expedition. Raised by her grandparents after losing her mother at the age of two, Pemba Doma was educated at the Khumjung School, one of 26 schools that Sir Edmund Hillary has established in the Solu Khumbu region since 1961. Pemba speaks nine languages and travels the world raising money for her nonprofit group, Save the Himalayan Kingdom, which educates Nepalese children, regardless of caste. She now splits her time between Namchee Bazar and Kathmandu

Her first 2 dispatches are below:

9/7/2005: Our team left yesterday from Kathmandu, early at 6:00 and drove to Zhangmu. Spent the first night at Zhangmu. We drove to Nyalam today and will spend two more nights here as an acclimatization process. The team is doing well and really enjoying it.

 

The climbing team comprises of:

Ms Pemba Doma Sherpa, Nepal (first Nepali woman Everest summiter via Tibet face)

Alexander Stickelberger, Austria,

Valerie Anne Pitkethly, Canada

Brad Matthew Campbell, USA.

 

Staff/ Sherpas

Lakpa Tsering Sherpa (head climbing Sherpa)

Da Dendi Sherpa (climbing Sherpa)

Gadul Bahadur Tamang (climbing Sherpa)

Sher Bahadur Karki (cook)

 

Agency in Kathmandu: Climb High

 

9/10/2005: Hello everyone,

      This is Ms. Pemba Doma reporting from Tingri on our way to Cho Oyu. We did some hike today to the nearby hills and will leave tomorrow to Chinese Cho Oyu base camp. Everyone is in good spirit and enjoying themselves.

We will continue to update live of our expeditions to all Everest news readers.

 

Thank you

Ms. Pemba Doma Sherpa

Climb High Cho Oyu expedition 2005 Autumn

 

Team members

Alexander Stickelberger, Austria

Valerie Anne Pithekely (Val), Canada

Brad Mathew Campbell, USA

Ms. Pemba Doma Sherpa, Nepal

 

Nepali crew

Lakpa Tsering Sherpa (head climbing Sherpa)

Dendi Sherpa (climbing Sherpa)

Gadul Tamang (climbing Sherpa)

Sher Bahadur Karki (cook)

 

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