Two climbers scale Mt Everest

Kathmandu, May 15:

A Korean member and a Nepali high altitude climber of the International Everest Expedition 2006 team scaled Mt Everest from the Tibetan side and climbed across to Everest Base Camp in Nepal on May 13, said the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The team member, 43-year-old Young Seok Park from Seoul, South Korea, and 37-year-old Serap Jangbu Sherpa from Khumjung-3, Solukhumbu, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak.

The ministry had permitted the eight-member International Everest Expedition team to climb the peak from the country’s normal route from April 4. Other members of the team are reportedly attempting Everest from the normal route.

Similarly, four members of “Deutsch Schweitz Ama Dablam Expedition 06” team successfully summitted 6812 meter high Mount Ama Dablam at 10.20 am on May 4, said the Tourism Ministry’s mountaineering department. Team leader Dr Olaf Rieck, Dieter Rulker, Volker Tiller and Axel Otto from Germany conquered the peak.

Italian climbers Fabio Meraldi and Diego Govannini of ‘Ama Dablam Expedition 2006 Group’ team conquered Ama Dablam at 10.20 am on May 5, the ministry said. Similarly, American climbers Thomas Forestieri and Lampley Brandon of the Swiss Ama Dablam Expedition 2006 team scaled Ama Dablam at 1.30 pm on May 4.