The Swiss have summited Everest!
at 06.00 A.M. on the 16th of
May, Mr. Kilian Volken (53
yrs), Mountain Guide, Fiesch IM Birchi, Switzerland and Mr. Peter Gschwender
(42 yrs), Mountain Guide, Austria reached the top of the world!
Update One 4/4/2003: Dear
friends, We are arriving at Thursday 30 minutes past 2 pm in Kathmandu. We fly
Thursday 8. of April to Lukla. Now we started [sending] the information over
EverestNews.com. You hear as soon is possible. Kilian Volken + Peter
Kilian Volken from Fiesch
Switzerland and Peter Gschwendtner from Austria, will attempt the summit of Mt
Everest from the south side without oxygen! Peter has lived for the last 18
years in Switzerland
The sirdar of this expedition
is Mingmar sherpa from the Solo Khumbu.
The 2 members of the team is
arriving at the 6. of April and stay until to the beginning of June. They
will take a acclimatisation time and will try between two months to climb the
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.