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Camp 4 on Mt. Everest  / Aug 26 2012
ascend  8000 meters
type  AlpineTour
level  Hard
Kangwon Everest
Camp 4 on Mt. Everest / Aug 26 2012
Kangwon Everest
8000
levelHard
AlpineTour
type
  • distance 50.7km
  • ascent 8000m
  • descent 5601m
  • lowest 2539m
  • highest 8000m
  • duration 4 Days
short description

 The expedition consist of 3 senior members and 7 junior members. Seven of them are the young hopeful university students . Under the direction of well-experienced three leaders, they have devoted a lot of time to training   and dreamed themselves who explore new route for years. We do be...

 

  What is the meaning of this tour?

The majority of the expedition is university students.

Although we changed our original plan caused by political reasons, we had tried to open up the Fantasy Ridge route.

Especially there is some slack in the university alpine club activities these days. At this point, our expedition and tour would be meaningful. The university students felt and learn a lot as an expedition member, which...

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Starting point Base Camp on Mt. Everest
Getting there It might be 60-70 km and took 6 days from Lukla Airport to Base camp. We took 2 days for adaptation in high altitude environment.

We usually walked 10-15 km per day.

Directions Actually we were supposed to plan to climb Fantasy Ridge (East Ridge). However, we changed our route from East Ridge to South East Ridge because of the situation that Chinese government completely restricted any access to Tibet.

We had made from camp1 to camp.4 (8,000m) on Mt. Everest

We tried three times : Four members headed to the top but were forced to withdraw due to deteriorating weather conditions again. The expedition made decision to give up their ascent.

Itinerary

It took 71 days for all expedition.


1) 8/27 : Incheon Airport – Kathmandu in Nepal (By airplane)


8/28~9/1 : Staying Kathmandu and finding the way to Tibet for Fantasy Ridge route. Finally failed, gave up and changed the plan.


9/2 : Changed the climb plan and prepared expedition for new plan.


9/3 : Kathmandu - Lukla / 2,840m - Phakding / 2,610m
Every member started to caraban (except for Mr. Park)

Mr. Park left in Kathmandu for administrative process and started his caraban on 9/6.


9/4 : Phakding / 2610m - Namche / 3,440m


9/5 : Staying Namche / 3,440m for adapting to high altitude


9/6 : Namche / 3,440m - Pangboche / 3,930m


9/7 : Pangboche / 3,930m - Dingboche / 4,410m


9/8 : Staying Dingboche / 4,410m for adapting to high altitude


9/9 : Dingboche / 4,410m - Lobuche / 4,910m


9/10 : Lobuche / 4,910m - Gorak Shep / 5,140m


9/11 : Gorak Shep / 5,140m – Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m


9/12~9/17 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m to set up camp and prepare the climbing.


9/18 : Performing rites for expedition’s safety


9/19 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m

Because SPCC(Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee)’s route management delayed the start of the tour.
9/20 : Starting the tour to C.1(6,100m) and carrying the luggage


9/21 : Setting up Camp(6,100m) and making up the route for C.2


9/22 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m and having break time


9/23 : Setting up Camp (6,500m)


9/24~26 : making up the route for C.3 and setting up Camp (7,300m)


9/27~29 : making up the route for C.4 and setting up Camp (7,900m)


9/30~10/3 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m and having break time


10/4 : First attempt : 4 members headed to C.2


10/5~10/8 : 4 members headed to top but were forced to withdraw due to deteriorating weather conditions.


10/9 : Climbing down to B.C


10/13 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m and having break time.

The member, Younghoon-Oh started to climb to Mt. Lhotse.


10/14~17 : Second attempt : Four members headed to the top but were forced to withdraw due to deteriorating weather conditions. Meanwhile Younghoon-Oh tried to climb Mt. Lhotse and witnessed an accident that one Sherpa of Poland expedition was killed in a fall. He decided to help them instead of climbing.


10/18~25 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m and having break time


10/26~28 : Third attempt : Four members headed to the top but were forced to withdraw due to deteriorating weather conditions again. The expedition made decision to give up their ascent.


10/29~30 : Staying Mt. Everest B.C / 5,360m and preparing to climb down


10/31~11/3 : Starting to climbing down


11/4 : Staying Kathmandu


11/5 : Going back to Korea

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Seong uk Hong
teamleader, 52 years

1988 Mckinley South, North summit. 1997 expedition to Annapurna Fang boss. 2007 Pioneer Climbing Expedition Annapurna Fang boss.