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      EverestNews - the 14 tallest 8,000meter summits
      K2 - the toughest mountain

      Summit height: 28,250ft (8,611 meters)
      Pakistani Name: Chogori (the king of mountains)


      Stats (12/31/2000)
      Summit count: 189 people
      Death count: 49 people (22 of them on descent)

      History:
      (1856) surveyor Montgomerie identifies K2 (K=Karakorams)
      (1902) J.Guillarmot & V.Wesseley reached 6523m (21,400ft)
      (1937,1938,1939,1953) - summit attempts
      (1954) first summit - A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli

      EverestNews.com
      EverestNews - K2K2-2001K2-2002
      K2 history - includes first summit of K2
      K2 winter 2003 dispatches - roads, camels
      K2 winter 2003 pictures * - Krzysztof Wielicki team

      K2climb.net
      • 2003 winter ascent - by Krzysztof Wielicki and Gia Tortladze
      - Progress - 01/17, 01/15, etc...
      - Their Route - picture from Polish Site


      (RussianClimb.com)
      Krzysztof Wielicki interview - broken bones, climbing...
      K2 in winter - December prep

      First Russian Expedition to K2 (1996)
      Everest - tallest mountain

      Summit height: 29,035 feet (8,850 meters)
      Nepal Name: Sagarmatha (the Mother Goddess)
      Tibetan Name: Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of the World)

      Stats (12/31/2000)
      Summit count: 1314 people
      Death count: 167 people

      History:
      (1841) Sir George Everest records location of Peak XV
      (1856) first height measurement - 8840 meters high. (29,002 feet)
      (1859) Peak XV renamed Mt. Everest
      (1953) first summit - Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
      EverestNews.com
      Everest NewsEverest History
      Babu Chiri Sherpa - 21 hours on top of Everest
      First real ski descent
      First Winter Ascent (of any 8000m peak) - Krzysztof Wielicki

      MountEverest.net
      News - (Russian) Denali winter climb

      50 Anniversary letter - Edmund Hillary


      Discovery Ch - 5 women on Everest - March 2002; All stories
      dispatch May 20 (last day) - ice breaks...
      EverestNews.com
      8000 meter Peaks - Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna I, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Shishapangma...
      -- #9 - Nanga Parbat - German 2001 expedition with pictures, eg this
      Expeditions
      Seven Summits - Mt Everest, Mt Aconcagua, Denali (Mount McKinley), Kilimanjaro, Elbrus...
      Anatoli Boukreev - life and death

      Greenland 2002 pictures - Story

      Krzysztof Wielicki - Makalu 2001 (EverestNews)

      Carlos Buhler - click on My 10 Best for pictures, stories

    • Dave Hahn interview
    • stuff - Everest pictures, Michael Brown (check out the last (airport) picture)


      Everest 2001 - (Mountain-Link expedition)
    • www.2001everest.com - team, daily updates, photos


      Mount Everest - 29,035 feet (8,850 m)
    • Ed Viesturs - Everest storm 1996 (very brief)... K2 - hardest to climb... biography... Photos, 1996 interview
      - Ed's Annapurna 2002 - 8,091m (26,545ft)
    • Everything Everest - Scott Fisher's Last Climb, Everest storm 1996

    • Canadian Everest 2000 - Q&A - why summit in May, Everest Background - how tall, who first..
    • "Finn's Journey" - Everest 2000 - cool static FLASH (on first and second page)...... 1996_survivor-serious_exposure (the third picture)

      Everest 2000 - (Mountain-Link expedition)
    • Everest 2000, Quokka - these sites don't exist at the moment, but hopefully will come back
    • Northface Expeditions

      Ed's pictures


      Gerry Roach's pictures - big mountains Photo Galleries, main website, Great Interview - read at least the end if not everything

      National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine (April 2003) features "50 years on Everest"
      - interesting stories of the first summit and other first and crazy events on Everest


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