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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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