The Fantasy Ridge Everest
An elite team of
International climbers will attempt the last unclimbed route on Mt Everest.
“George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine first attempted to climb
Everest in 1924, mountaineers considered East Ridge the "Fantasy Route"
-- so difficult it can be climbed only in the imagination”.
ROUTE: When one views the route map on Everest, the Fantasy Ridge is
unmarked and unclimbed. The difficultly of this route continues when one
notes that after climbing the Fantasy Ridge, climbers must connect to
the North East Ridge, which has only seen 6 summits all in 1995, with 3
deaths including Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker. The difficulty on the
North East Ridge involves crossing the pinnacles on the North East Ridge
with no place to go but up!
STRATEGY: An elite team of American climbers would lead the North East Ridge
route and fix ropes on the pinnacles. Another elite team will attempt the Fantasy Ridge and meet up
with the first team on the North East ridge. The two groups would summit
together attempting to summit along the ridge route all the way up where
ever possible. Elite Sherpa climbers would assist the elite American
climbers in getting the job done. The Sherpa climbers would be "full
members" of the expedition.
Santosh Yadav who lead a succesful expedition on Everest via the
Kangshung Face, stated "For three days we poured over the map thinking:
'This way it is not possible. That way it looks impossible,'" she told
The Associated Press
SCHEDULE: Spring 2005 or Spring 2006
John F Kennedy said: "We
are doing this not because is easy but because is hard."
Some have asked if international climbers
could join this expedition. This noncommercial expedition is currently
made up of elite American climbers. They would consider other elite
experienced climbers from around the world. However, consider this climb
very seriously, all climbers are expected to carry supplies, and help
fix ropes, and take turns leading. The Sherpa climbers will be treated
as full and equal members of the team. The Sherpas have said, "we will
go but you must go first on the Fantasy ridge". This is an extremely dangerous
climb where the potential for death is extremely high. The selection
process for additional climbers will be very high and very confidential.
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