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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Meet The Team

It's been busy at both ends of launching an Everest expedition, it's taken a bit of time to organize information for all of our followers combined with other logistics. Please allow me to finally introduce to you our Peak Freaks Everest  2014' climbing team. 

Tim Rippel - Canada - Expedition Leader, Guide, Camera
Mingmar Salaka Sherpa - Nepal-  Guide, Camera
Kevin Farebrother - Australia -Apprentice Guide

Mohan Bikram Shah - Nepal - Camera

Becky Rippel- Communications & Logistics
Sonam Lama- Nepal Headguarters 
Kiran Manandhar - Nepal Outside operations
Roshan Bhattarai - Nepal Outside operations

Ang Karsung Sherpa - Khunde -Base Camp Manager
Desh Kumar Rai -  Sotang- chief cook
Kami Sharki Sherpa- Solu Khumbu- cook
Lhakpa Gyaltsen Sherpa- Khumjung- cook
Sonam Dorje Sherpa - Khunde -cook

Tsultim Dorje Sherpa - Khunde- Head cook
Ang Kami Sherpa-  Okhaldunga -cook

Tashi Tunde Sherpa- Sirdar
Sangye Furi Sherpa - Guide and Camera
Palden Namgyal Sherpa- Phortse- Guide
Pemba Sherpa - Tingla- Guide
Ritar Lome Bote - Sankhuwa Saba - Guide
Zangbu Sherpa - Harashi- Guide
Tsering Namgyal Sherpa- Pangboche- Guide
Da Tsering Sherpa - Khumjung - Guide
Chhowang karma Sherpa - Tingla - Guide
Shere Sherpa - Tingla- Guide
Phurtemba Sherpa- Phortcha - Guide
Temba Sherpa- Khumjung - Guide
Kazi Sherpa - Khotang- Guide
Chomba Sherpa- Okhaldunga - Guide
Nima Norua Sherpa- Khumjung- Guide
Dawa Wangu Sherpa- Pangbucha- Guide
Nawang Nori Sherpa- Tingla- Guide
Phu Tashi Sherpa- Phorcha- Guide
Minma Nuri Sherpa- Khumbjung - Guide
Ang Nima Sherpa- Guide
Nuru Sherpa- Khunde- Guide
Ngima Sherpa- Khunde- Guide

and....not to forget all the herders and porters and pack animals that make this all possible. Also our base camp trekkers and Island Peak climbers who come along to participate on a major expedition with us at the highest hangout in the world. 

Kuntal Joisher - Mumbai, India
Torkel Ristebraten- Norway
Jeroen Roodenburg- Netherlands
Henning Faye Schjoll- Norway -(Camp 2)
Christof Deblauwe- Belgium
Jacques Nel- South Africa -(Camp 2)
Ye Min Thu- Myanmar
Sai Kyaw Wunna Soe- Myanmar
Namar Johnsin- Myanmar
Sai Kyaw Thu Hwe- Myanmar
Kee Yo Dwe- Myanmar-

Sadly Kee Yo, nicknamed Koke, was evacuated to Kathmandu with a serious case of HAPE. High Altitude Pulomnary edema. It was a head shaker as all members of the Myanmar team were on our "Triple Crown" Everest Training last autumn. Physically Koke appeared to be the strongest looking member of the team and summitted all peaks in training over 6000m, higher than at base camp without issue. You never know when something can be off and when. One time you're great, the next you're not. He will be sadly missed by the rest of his team mates. 

Because of this development the other 4 Myanmar members have retreated to Pheriche for a rest at a lower elevation and will take their time coming up and down making sure they are completely adjusted, one step at a time.  This team we would consider to be in excellent shape. They live and climb in the high Himalayas in Myanmar - "yes - there are Himalayan giants in Myanmar" and Peak Freaks has something on the burner coming soon that should be very pleasing to our followers.  One member Namar Johnsin climbs the high Himalayas from Myanmar through to China and Tibet frequently, they are guides in their country, rafting and mountain. If successfull, they will be the first team of climbers from Myanmar to summit Mount Everest. 

PHOTO: Myanmar members and their sponsors/support and Tim - arrival Kathmandu airport. 

More information coming on our dynamic team as the days go by. Stay tuned!

Becky Rippel

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