Climbing Leader of Eco Everest Expedition 2011 reached the summit of Mt.
Everest for the 21st time - a new world record with the message of "Stop
Climate Change". He joined Eco Everest for his 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st
Summit of Mt. Everest in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Apa said he is committed
to support the efforts of Dawa Steven Sherpa, leader of the Eco Everest
Expedition to bring awareness to the world community about Climate Change and
to help remove old garbage from the slopes of Mt. Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) -
our sacred mountain.
At 09:15am this morning, Eco
Everest Expedition Climbing Leader Apa Sherpa and members Chris Shumate(49
yrs) of USA, Bruno Gremior(39yrs) of Switzerland together with three High
Altitude climbing Sherpas, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Phurba Sherpa, and Arita Sherpa,
stood on the top of Mt. Everest (8848m). They left Camp 4 (7950m) last night,
10 May at 10:30 pm.
Apa's previous ascents on Mt.Everest:
Ascents of Mount Everest
||May 10, 1990
||May 8, 1991
||Sherpa Support/American Lhotse
||May 12, 1992
||October 7, 1992
||May 10, 1993
||October 10, 1994
||May 15, 1995
||American On Sagarmatha
||April 26, 1997
||May 20, 1998
||May 26, 1999
||May 24, 2000
||Everest Environmental Expedition
||May 16, 2002
||Swiss Everest 50th Anniversary Expedition 1952-2002
||May 26, 2003
||American Commemorative Expedition
||May 17, 2004
||Dream Everest Expedition 2004
||May 31, 2005
||Climbing for a cure
||May 19, 2006
||Team No Limit
||May 16, 2007
||May 22, 2008
||The Eco Everest Expediton
||May 21, 2009
||The Eco Everest Expedition
||May 21, 2010
||The Eco Everest Expedition
Two Brazilians and two sherpas of Eco Everest Exp.Team make it to the top
Carlos Santalena, Carlos Canellas, Sherap Gyalzen Sherpa and Pasang Rita
Sherpa reach the summit of Everest today at 9:50am
At 9:50 this morning, Carlos Canellas and Carlos Santalena, together with two
sherpas, Sherap Gyalzen and Pasang Rita, stood on the top of Mt.
Everest(8848m). They had left Camp 4 at 10 pm on the 6th may.
At 24 years old, Carlos Santalena is now the youngest Brazilian to have
reached the top of Mt. Everest. Carlos celebrates his 25th birthday on the
10th of may, when he is down in Base Camp. There will be a lot of
Ang Tshering Sherpa
There are 22 Climbing member consisting of 7 Americans, 8 Indians, 3
Brazilians, 1 Japanese, 1 Spanish,1 Mexican and 1 Swiss. Eco Everest
Expedition's advance team staffs are already at Base Camp building platform
sites for tents. We are using 124 sleeping tents for members and staffs, 7 big
dinning tents at BC and Camp II , 5 kitchen tents, 2 storage tents, 4 shower
tents, 1 communication tent and 6 toilet tents for this expedition.
To manage this huge expedition is a very professional task, which will be done
by Dawa Steven Sherpa (Managing Director of Asian Trekking and My Son) who has
the experience of handing a huge team like this. This year also, Apa Sherpa
will be our climbing leader, whose world record of 20 times summit of Mt.
Everest will be called upon to manage the climbing schedules of all our
members. Apa will be climbing again for a new record again, 21st time! To look
after the logistics and Sherpas, our senior Sirdar Naga Dorje will be managing
a team of 40 climbing Sherpas, including 2 other Sirdars.
At the base camp we have Mr. Lee Bennett (better known as Wiggy), who is our
Base Camp Manager and Communication In-charge. Wiggy is a qualified mountain
guide and was a Communication Engineer in the Royal Navy (UK) until he retired
last year. Our head cook Birbal will be providing a varied menu for various
nationalities to suit their plates. Birbal has a team of 11 cooks and kitchen
helpers to make sure all the climbers are fed well.
Ms. Premlata Agrawal, Ms. Sunita Singh, Mr. Narendra Singh and their Sherpas
flew to Lukla on 29th of March, heading for a Pre-Everest climb on Island Peak
for acclimatization before joining the main team members at Everest Base Camp.
The first expedition briefing of Asian Trekking's Eco Everest Expedition
Spring 2011 was held on 28th March. The briefing was given by Expedition
Leader Dawa Steven Sherpa, senior Sirdar Nanga Dorje Sherpa and Ted Atkin
(Inventor of Top Out Oxygen Mask) and attended by the first group of
expedition member Ms.Premlata Agrawal, Ms.Sunita Singh, Mr. Narendra Singh and
Pawan Grewal and their Sherpa Team members.
The Eco Everest Expedition was organized successfully for three consecutive
years (2008, 2009 and 2010) to create international awareness about the impact
of Climate Change in the Himalayas and the lives of the mountain communities.
That is why the expedition uses highly successful alternative energy solutions
like the parabolic solar cookers and the SteriPENs for water purification and
also encourages other expedition teams to use them.
Besides this, Eco Everest Expedition also focuses on cleaning of Mt. Everest
and it seems somehow successful in this task. Since 2008 until today Eco
Everest Expedition has brought down more than 12,000 kilos of previous
expedition garbage and more than 300 kilos of human waste produced by Eco
Everest Expedition from Mt. Everest for proper disposal. Also four died bodies
recovered and brought down from the mountain for a dignified burial and
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