Spring 2013 | List of Mountaineering Expeditions to Nepal & China 2013

Updated: 07-May-13 (Kangchenjunga & Cho Oyu expeditions updated)

Here is the initial draft of mountaineering endeavors to Himalayas this spring. Additions and amendments would be made to this list as season progresses. New expeditions are added at the end of each list.

Do let me know if you have knowledge about any expedition not listed here.

Jump to:- 1. Everest 2. Kangchenjunga 3. Lhotse 4. Makalu 5. Cho Oyu 6. Dhaularigi 7. Manaslu 8. Shishapangma

Mount Everest (8848m)

1) Everest SW Face New Route 2013
Climbers: Denis Urubko (No Summit), Alexey Bolotov (No Summit - Died on 15-May-13)
Nation: Russia
Key Feature: Alpine style, SW face new route.
Updates/Website: russianclimb

2) No2Limit Expedition 2013
Climbers: Simone Moro (No Summit), Ueli Steck (No Summit)
Nation: Italy / Switzerland
Key Feature: Details are not clear yet. They are set to do something different.
Updates/Website: simonemoro, uelisteck

3) Oldest Person to Climb Everest
Climbers: Yuichiro Miura, Gota Miura, Hiroyuki Kuraoka, Hiraide Kazuya and others?
Nation: Japan
Key Feature: Yuichiro, 80 years old, intends to become oldest person to climb Everest.
Updates/Website: Website, Miura's Facebook

4) Gender Equality Expedition 2013
Climbers: Mirza Ali (No Summit), Samina Khayyal Baig with Nughsi, Tashi, Sanju, Maria Conceicao, Martin, Satya, Ankur & others
Nation: Pakistan, India, Portugal
Key Feature: First Pakistani female to attempt an eight-thousander.
Updates/Website: pakyouthreach, Maria Conceicao,

5) Quest for 14x8000er
Climbers: Carlos Pauner, Raul Martinez and others
Nation: Spain
Key Feature: Climbing without bottled oxygen. It's his last of 14th 8000er.
Updates/Website: carlospauner

6) Everest North Side
Climbers: Silvio Mondinelli with a friend
Nation: Italy
Key Feature: Without bottled oxygen
Updates/Website: Website

7) Chio from Singapore
Climbers: Khoo Swee Chiow
Nation: Singapore
Key Feature: Trying to be the first person to climb Everest & Kangchenjunga in same season
Updates/Website: daretodream

8) All Ecuadorians on Everest North
Climbers: Ivan Vallejo, Carla Perez, Esteban Mena, Oswaldo Freire, Rafael Caceres
Nation: Ecuador
Key Feature: Whole group to climb without bottled oxygen
Updates/Website: Twitter

9) On Top in One Day, Without Oxygen
Climbers: Patricio Tisalema
Nation: Ecuador
Key Feature: Trying to summit from North side in one day, without using bottled oxygen
Updates/Website: patriciotisalema

10) Ecuadorian Lady
Climbers: Paulina Aulestia with others
Nation: Ecuador
Key Feature: Everest South
Updates/Website: N.A.

11) Double Header Attempt
Climbers: Santiago Quintero with others
Nation: Ecuador
Key Feature: Summited Shishapangma earlier this season; Everest (North?)
Updates/Website: website

12) Altitude Junkies
Climbers: Phil Crampton (UK/USA), Nelson Dellis (USA), Javier Fernandez (SPA), Christopher Goodwin (UK), Robert Kay (USA), Ole Mose Nielsen (DEN), Edita Nichols (Lithuania), Markus Roth (AUS), Edward Searle (UK), Margaret Watroba (AUS), Holly Wright (UK)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: altitudejunkies, Robert Kay, Edita Nichols, Ole Mose, Nelson Dellis

13) Pune Lhotse Everest 2013
Climbers: Umesh Zirpe, Ganesh More, Anand Mali, Ashish Mane, Tekraj Adhikari, Bhushan Harshe & Ajit Tate
Nation: India
Key Feature: First Indian civilians team to attempt two 8000ers in same season
Updates/Website: Giripremi

14) Jagged Globe Everest 2013
Climbers: David Hamilton, Matt Parkes, Pasand Tenzing, Dean C (CAN), Christian E (NOR), Trond E (NOR), Daniel H (UK), Nacer I (Morocco), Guy Ma (UK), Andrew M(UK), John M (UK), Guy Mu (UK), James W (UK)
Nation: Mentioned Above
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: website

15) Adventure Consultants Everest 2013
Climbers: Mike Roberts (US/NZ) Dean Staples (NZ) Ang Dorjee Sherpa (NP), Lydia Bradey (NZ), Virginia Cross (AUS), Josef Hochmeister (Austria), Lukas Hochmeister (Austia), Cason Crane (US), Simon Gower (AUS), Gudmundur Mariusson (Iceland), Ingolfur Gissurarson (Iceland), Dean Hall (NZ), Thomas Stromstedt (Sweden), Jose Luis Davila (Venezuela)
Nation: Mentioned Above
Key Feature: N.A
Updates/Website: website

16) Himalayan Experience Everest 2013
Climbers: Mark WOOWARD (NZ), Bruce HASLER (NZ), Shinji TAMURA (JAP/SWISS), Eveline BINSACK (Switzerland), Quan FANG (CN), Herbert HELLMUTH (Germany), Javier PEREZ (Mexico), Rochelle RAFFERTY (NZ), Voldemars SPRUZS (Latvia), David TAIT (UK - SUMMIT 10/5/13), Jing WANG (CN), Wei WANG (CN), Jiangang WU (CN), Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa (SUMMIT 10/5/13)
Nation: Mentioned above.
Key Feature: David Tait to raise funds against child abuse.
Updates/Website: davidtait, Himalayan Experience


17) International Mountain Guides Everest 2013
Climbers: Eric Simonson, Greg Vernovage, Justin Merle, Mike Hamill, Jenni Fogle, Peter Anderson, Aaron Mainer, Max Bunce
Nation: USA
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: mountainguides

18) Berg Adventures Everest 2013
Climbers: Tshering Tashi Sherpa (NP) Da Nuru Sherpa (NP), Phu Tashi Sherpa (NP), A Rita Sherpa (NP), Steve Whittington (CA), Todd Pendleton (US), Daniel Branham (US)
SUMMITs 19/5/13:Todd Pendleton and Alice, Steve Whittington, Dawa, and Tashi
Nation: Mentioned above

Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: bergadventures, Steve Whittington,

19) Skype Connection
Climbers: Singi Lama, Peter Bradley, Mark Wood,
Nation: UK
Key Feature: Aiming to use Skype to connect to schools
Updates/Website: markwoodexplorer

20) Bobby Bajram Mount Everest 2013
Climbers: Bobby Bajram
Nation: Australia
Key Feature: Bobby Bajram is the youngest person to ever be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Australia
Updates/Website: Facebook page

21) dZi Foundation Expedition
Climbers: SUMMITS: Thomas Stromstedt, Dean Staples, Ang Gelu Sherpa, Rinjit Sherpa
Nation: Sweden
Key Feature: Raising funds built school in a remote Nepalese village.  
Updates/Website: thomas-everest-2013

22) Eco Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Expedition 2013
Climbers: David Liano Gonzalez (Mexico/Spain - SUMMIT 11/5/13), Horcio Luis Cunietti (AR), Horacio Daniel Galanti (CA), Allen Arthur Johnson (CA), Stephan Thodeson (NOR), Andrzej Marek Wojda (Pol), Udo Ing Ebner (AUSTRIA), Douglas Andrew Scarborough (US), Barnabas Borbely (UK), Natalia Paola Garcia (AR), Loveraj Singh Dharamshktu (IN), Rodrigo Chadded Raineri (BRZ), Carlos Eduardo E Canellas (BRZ), Carlos Eduardo Santanela (BRZ), Joel Szmelaztayan Kriger (BRZ), Sushen Mahato (IN), Kanta Devi (IN), Anita Devi (IN), Ram Lal (IN), Arunima Sinha (IN), Udo Ing Ebner (AUSTRIA), Susen Mahato (IN), Arunima Sinha (IN), Ramlal Sherpa (IN), Samden Bhote (SUMMIT 11/5/13)

SUMMITs
[[18/5/13
Anita Devi of India and HAS Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa of Nepal reached the summit of Mt. Everest at 8:45 am this morning
19/5/13
Allan Johnson and Tenjin Dorji Sherpa on summit at 5:00 am
Horacio Daniel Galanti and Ang Mingma Sherpa on summit at 7:00
Horacio Luis Cunieti and Purba Sherpa on summit at 7:00
Sushen Mahato and Phura Jangbu Sherpa on summit at 7:00 am.
Udo Ing. Ebner and Phura Nuru Sherpa on summit at 7:30
Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa and Nawang Kalden Sherpa on summit at 7:30 am
Barnaba Borbely and Pemba Tshering Sherpa on summit at 8:20 am
Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa is now the first Nepali Doctor to summit Mt. Everest.
21/5/13
Kanta Devi of India and Pasang Temba Sherpa on the summit at 05:15 am.
Love Raj Dharamshaktu of India and Ki Dorjee Sherpa summitted at 06:00 am.
Ramlal of India,  Pasang Rita Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa (Rolwaling) summited at 05:17 am.
Rodrigo Chadded Raineri of Brazil and Sonam Tshering Sherpa summited at 10:20 am.
Arunima Sinha from India,  Nima Kancha Sherpa and Pemba Tshering Sherpa summited at 10:55 am.
22/5/13
Eco Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Expedition 2013 Team 1 member Douglas Scarborough summited mt. Everest at 05:40 am today with Phurba Sherpa and Ngima Dorji Sherpa.]]

Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Everest's first climb (1953)
Updates/Website: asian-trekking


23) Kenton Cool and Team
Climbers: Kenton Cool (SUMMIT 19/5/13), Dorje Gylgen (SUMMIT 19/5/13)
Nation: U.K.
Key Feature: Going for his 11th summit.  
Updates/Website: twitter 

24) Adventure Peaks Everest North 2013
Climbers: SUMMITs on 22/5/13: (Angus, Beth, Brian Paul, Rob, Sam, Nick, Mel.)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: Everest North side
Updates/Website: bob-kerr, adventurepeaks

25) Peak Freaks Everest/Lhotse 2013
Climbers: Kevin Farebrother (Aus - SUMMIT 19/5/13), Sean Mooney (CAN/IRE - SUMMIT 19/5/13), Viren Desai (USA), Lee Den Hond (SA- SUMMIT 19/5/13), Patrick McKibben (CAN/UK- SUMMIT 19/5/13), Tony Lombardo (USA), Christof Deblauwe (Belgium), Dr. Murad Lala (India- SUMMIT 19/5/13), Marty Schmidt (NZ), Joshua Jarrin (Ecuador), Tim Rippel (Canada), Palden Namge Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Sange Phuru Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Chhiring Namgal Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Mingmar Sherpa Salka(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Chhong Karma Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Fur Tempba Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13), Tashi Tundu Sherpa(SUMMIT 19/5/13)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: Kevin for 2nd Everest bid, this time no oxygen and Lhotse push afterwards.
Updates/Website: peakfreaks, SeanMooney,   

26) RMI (Rainier Mountaineering Inc) Everest Expedition
Climbers: Dave Hahn (SUMMIT 22/5/13), Seth Waterfall(SUMMIT 22/5/13), Mark Tucker, Melissa Arnot (SUMMIT 22/5/13), Whitney McNees, Mat Gershater and other; Tshering Sherpa(SUMMIT 22/5/13),  Kaji Sherpa (SUMMIT 22/5/13)
Nation: ?
Key Feature: Melissa has 4 summits so far, more than any other American woman.
Updates/Website: RMI blog, MelissaArnot

27) Adventure Global Team
Climbers: Oliver, Ronnie, Elizabeth, Harry, Rob, RC, Reyno Skar (SA), Alison, Ranjeeb 
Nation: ?
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: Facebook

28) US-AirForce 7 Summits
Climbers: Capt Drew Ackles (SUMMIT - 19/5/13), Capt Marshall Klitzke(SUMMIT - 19/5/13), Maj Rob Marshall(SUMMIT - 19/5/13), Capt Kyle Martin(SUMMIT - 19/5/13), Capt Colin Merrin (No Summit), SSgt Nick Gibson (No Summit)
Nation: US
Key Feature: First American military team to go atop Everest.
Updates/Website: website

29) Ronnie Muhl
Climbers: Ronnie Muhl and ?
Nation: South Africa
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: ?

30) Speed Climbing Everest
Climbers: Chad Kellogg (No Summit)
Nation: US
Key Feature: Speed climbing, No Oxygen
Updates/Website: website

31) Flying Kites Team
Climbers: Mike Chambers (No Summit)
Nation: ?
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: website

32) Asian Trekking International Expedition
Climbers: Eddy III E Dawes (USA No Summit), Yoshiharu Nakamura (JP - SUMMIT on 20/5/13), David Liano Gonzalez (Spain - SUMMIT on 19/5/13), Chi Sing John Tsang (CN - No Summit), Zoltan Benedek (Austria - No Summit?) and Sherpas; Gyaluk Sherpa (SUMMIT on 20/5/13)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: Tibet Side
Updates/Website: website

33) Rupert Hauer
Climbers: Rupert Hauer (No Summit)
Nation: Austria
Key Feature: Summited Shishapangma earlier this season. Attempting from North side by fair means (no O2, no porters); sharing BC and Logistics.
Updates/Website: ruperthauer

34) Himalayan Ascent
Climbers: Peter O'Connell (Ireland - SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Nima Sherpa (SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Mingma Sherpa (SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Margaret St Hill (Aus - No Summit), Warren Townsden (Aus - No Summit)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: Himalayan Ascent

35) Lawrence School Sanawar, India
Climbers: Prithvi Singh Chahal (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Fateh Singh Brar (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Guribadat Singh Somal (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Ajay Sohal (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Shubham Kaushik (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Raghav Joneja (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Hakikat Singh Grewal (No Summit)
Nation: India
Key Feature: First school team on Everest
Updates/Website: facebook

36) South Rope Fixing Sherpa Team (Different Expeditions)
Climbers: 1) Pasang Kami Sherpa (IMG)
2) Tshering Dorje Sherpa (IMG)
3) Phurba Tashi Sherpa (Himalayan Experience - 20th Summit)
4) Nima Tenzing Sherpa (Himalayan Experience)
5) Nawang Tenzing Sherpa (Himalayan Experience)
6) Gyalzen Dorji Sherpa (Himalayan Experience)
7) Kami Rita Sherpa (Alpine Ascents)
8) Phurba Kancha Sherpa (Alpine Ascents)
9) Shera Gyalzen Sherpa (Asian Trekking)
10) Pemba Tshering (Asian Trekking)
11) Kami Rita Sherpa (Adventure Consultants)

Nation: Nepal
Key Feature: ALL 11 SUMMITED on 10/5/13
Updates/Website:

37) Min Bahadur Sherchan (No Summit)


Kangchenjunga (8586)

1) Butterfly to Kangchenjunga
Climbers: Parvaneh Kazemi (No Summit), Raza Shahlai (SUMMIT on 20/5/13), one Bangladeshi(No Summit)
Nation: Iran, Bangladesh
Key Feature: Parvaneh is most successful female climber from Iran
Updates/Website: peakbutterfly

2) Old Spaniard to Kangchenjunga
Climbers: Carlos Soria (No Summit), Luis Miguel López (No Summit), Dani Salas (No Summit) and Muktu Sherpa  (No Summit)
Nation: Spain
Key Feature: 74 Years old intends to become oldest person to climb Kangchenjuna.
Updates/Website: twitter

3) Chio from Singapore
Climbers: Khoo Swee Chio (No Attempt)
Nation: Singapore
Key Feature: Chiow trying to be the first person to climb Everest & Kangchenjunga in one season
Updates/Website: daretodream

4) Catalonians on Kangchenjunga
Climbers: Oscar Cadiach (No Summit?) and Lluis Rafols (No Summit)
Nation: Catalonia
Key Feature: No Oxygen. 12th 8000er for Oscar.
Updates/Website: Oscar's blog

5) Hungarian Expedition
Climbers: Zsolt Eross(SUMMIT on 20/5/13 - Died during descent), Peter Kiss(SUMMIT on 20/5/13 - Died during descent), Jaroslav Dutka (Slovakia - No Summit), Lajos Kollar-BC Manager
Nation: Hungary, Slovakia
Key Feature: 10th 8000er for Zsolt.
Updates/Website: Expedition Website

6) Italian Expedition
Climbers: Annalisa Fioretti (expedition leader - No Summit), Mario Vielmo(SUMMIT on 20/5/13), Silvano Forgiarini (No Summit) and Paul Paganino (No Summit)
Nation: Italy
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: Expedition blog

7) Koreans and Chinese
Climbers: Luo Jing (China SUMMIT on 20/5/13), Liu Honszhong(China SUMMIT on 20/5/13), Zhang Liang (China SUMMIT on 20/5/13), Hongbin Kim(South Korea - SUMMIT on 20/5/13); Nam-su Park (South Korea, SUMMIT 20/5/13 died during descent), 4 Other Koreans (No Summit)
Nation: China, South Korea
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: ?

8) Sherpa Summits
1. Pho Dorchi Sherpa (Nepal SUMMIT 20/5/13 - died during descent)
2. Mingma Sherpa (Nepal
SUMMIT 20/5/13)
3. Bibash Gurung (Nepal
SUMMIT 20/5/13 - died during descent)
4. Nima Sherpa (Nepal
SUMMIT 20/5/13)
5. Nuru Sherpa (Nepal
SUMMIT 20/5/13)


Lhotse (8516)

1) Cleo Weidlich for Two 8000ers
Climbers: Cleo Weidlich, Pemba Sherpa
Nation: Brazilian born American
Key Feature: Acclimatizing on and attempting Shishpangma before Lhotse. Unguided.
Updates/Website: sherpagirl

2) Russian Expedition to Lhotse 2013
Climbers: Victor Koval (Summits 16/5/13), Sergey Kondrashkin (Summits 16/5/13), Alex Borodenko 
Nation: Russia
Key Feature: Climbing without sherpa support and porters.
Updates/Website: russianclimb

3) Spanish Expedition to Lhotse & Nuptse
Climbers: Alex Txikon (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Juanra Madariaga, Jose Carlos Tamayo and Ramon Morillas
Nation: Spain
Key Feature: Attempting Nuptse in alpine style before going for Lhotse.
Updates/Website: alextxikon

4) Romanian Expedition to Lhotse
Climbers: Horia Colibasanu(SUMMIT 21/5/13), Justin Ionescu, Peter Hamor (SUMMIT 21/5/13)
Nation: Romania, Slovakia
Key Feature: No O2, No Sherpa support. First Romanian to reach Lhotse top.
Updates/Website: peterhamor, horiacolibasanu 

5) Spanish Climber
Climbers: Ferran Latorre with others
Nation: Spain
Key Feature: Would climb without bottled oxygen
Updates/Website: Twitter

6) Pune Lhotse Everest 2013
Climbers: Ashish Mane (Summits 16/5/13), Lakpa Dorji (Summits 16/5/13), Pasang Sherpa (Summits 16/5/13)
Nation: India
Key Feature: First Indian civilians team to attempt two 8000ers in same season
Updates/Website: Giripremi

7) Paul Keleher, the Englishman
Climbers: Paul Keleher (No Summit)
Nation: U.K.
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: dosummitgood

8) Himalayan Ascent Team
Climbers: Chris Jensen Burke (SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Chirring Sherpa (SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Lakpa Sherpa (SUMMIT - 13/5/13), Pasang Sherpa
(SUMMIT - 13/5/13)
Nation: NZ/Australia
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: chrisjensenburke

9) Adventure Consultants
Climbers: Guy Cotter, Suze Kelly, Heather Geluk, Mike Roberts (SUMMIT), Tendi sherpa (SUMMIT)
Nation: NZ, Canada/UK
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: adventureconsultants

10) Marco Confortola to Lhotse
Climbers: Marco Confortola (SUMMIT 21/5/13), Jorge Egocheaga (SUMMIT 21/5/13)
Nation: Italy
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: marcoconfortola

11) Himalayan Experience Lhotse 2013
Climbers: Suzanne HUESSER (Switzerland - SUMMIT - 17/5/13), Francois MARSIGNY (FRA), Renee BERGSMA (Holland SUMMIT - 17/5/13), Naoki ISHIKAWA (JAP SUMMIT - 17/5/13), Martine MARSIGNY (FRA), Chieko SHIMADA (JAP SUMMIT - 17/5/13), Voldemars SPRUZS (Latvia), David TAIT (UK); 4 Sherpas (SUMMIT - 17/5/13)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: davidtait, Himalayan Experience

12) Peak Freaks Lhotse 2013
Climbers: Kevin Farebrother (Aus - No Summit), and ?
Nation: Australia
Key Feature: Kevin for Everest without oxygen and Lhotse.
Updates/Website: peakfreaks

MORE: Kenton Cool (SUMMIT - 20/5/13)

Makalu (8485)

1) Polish Expedition to Makalu 2013
Climbers: Kinga Baranowska(No Summit), Rafal Fronia (No Summit)
Nation: Poland
Key Feature: No O2
Updates/Website: Kinga Baranowska

2) Astrek's International Mt. Makalu Expedition 2013
Climbers: Arjun Vajpai (IN - No Summit), Krushnaa Patel (IN - No Summit), Dominique Dejose (Belgium - No Summit), Will Cross(USA - No Summit), Tonya Clement (USA - No Summit), Gia Tortladze (Geogia - No Summit) and Fernando González Rubio (Colombia - referred as Fernando Carlos on expedition page - No Summit).
Nation: India
Key Feature: Vajpai is youngest to summit Manaslu, Fernando is most famous Colombian climber with 7 8000er summits.
Updates/Website: AsianTrekking, Krushnaa's blog

3) Swiss Expedition
Climbers: Michi Wärthl (No Summit), Hans Mitterer(SUMMIT 22/5/13), David Göttler(SUMMIT 22/5/13), Danie Bartsch(SUMMIT 22/5/13), Stephan Siegrist (No Summit)
Nation: Switzerland
Key Feature: Alpine style without oxygen, without porters and without ropes; Climbed normal route for summit.
Updates/Website: stephansiegrist

4) Australian to Makalu
Climbers: Gavin Vickers of Australia (No Summit), Azim Gheichisaz of Iran (SUMMIT-24/4/13), Mr. Chun Feng-Yang of China (SUMMIT-24/4/13), Mr. Xiang Yang-Liu of China(SUMMIT-24/4/13; died during descent), and Lapka Dendi Sherpa of Nepal(SUMMIT-24/4/13).
Nation: Australia, China, Iran, Nepal
Key Feature: Renowned speaker.
Updates/Website: gavinvickers 

5) Don Bowie
Climbers: Don Bowie (No Summit)
Nation: Canada
Key Feature: 
Updates/Website: donbowie

6) Samuli Mansikka Solo Attempt
Climbers: Samuli Mansikka (SUMMIT 22/5/13)
Nation: Finland
Key Feature: Sharing BC with an international expedition. Would solo climb the mountain.
Updates/Website: samulimansikka

7) Dipankar Ghosh Expedition
Climbers: Dipankar Ghosh and (?)
Nation: India
Key Feature: N.A.
Updates/Website: N.A.

Cho Oyu(8201)

1) Summit Climb Expedition
Climbers: Scott Patch (Leader - USA SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Holly Budge (Assistant Leader - UK SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Wayne Herrick (USA SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Debbie Markham (USA), John Martersteck (USA SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Torben Kristensen (Denmark), Reinhard Kaiser (Germany), Stephanie Kaiser (Germany), Tengi Sherpa (Nepal SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Lapka Tendu Sherpa (Nepal SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Ngima Sherpa (Nepal SUMMIT on 22/5/13)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: Website, Colorado Mountaineers' blog,

2) Snowy Horizon International Expedition
Climbers: Charles Masters (UK - No Summit)
Nation: Sweden, British, Jordan, Spain
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: blog

3) Estonians Expeditions
Climbers: Uko Noulik (SUMMIT on 13/5/13),  Anu Noulik (SUMMIT on 13/5/13)
Nation: Estonia
Key Feature: First female Estonian to summit an 8000er.
Updates/Website: Website,

4) Kobler Partner Expedition
Climbers: Richard Bolt(SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Michèle Mérat (SUMMIT on 22/5/13), Markus Büel (SUMMIT on 22/5/13) and four sherpas (SUMMIT on 22/5/13)
Nation: ?
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: website
 

Dhaulagiri (8167)

1) Polish Mountaineering Association (PZA) Expedition to Dhaulagiri 2013
Climbers: Jerzy Natkański(No Summit), Darek Załuski (No Summit), Agnieszka Bielecka(No Summit), Robert Cholewa(No Summit), Marcin Miotk (No Summit), Tamara Styś(No Summit), Piotr Tomala(No Summit), Jacek Żyłka Żebracki (No Summit)
Nation: Poland
Key Feature: Polish national expedition, as a part of Winter Himalayan Climbing 2010-2015 project.
Updates/Website: website

2) French Climber
Climbers: Claire David (No Summit), Frédéric Heymes (No Summit), Arnaud Pasquer (No Summit), Claude Labatute (No Summit)
Nation: France
Key Feature: without oxygen, without carrier, without Sherpa 
Updates/Website: website

3) Polish/Italian to Dhaulagiri
Climbers: Paweł Michalski(No Summit), Simone la Terra(No Summit)
Nation: Poland, Italy
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: pawelmichalski

4) Catalans to Dhaulagiri
Climbers: Juanjo Garra(No Summit - Died during descent on 26th May 2013), Manuel 'Lolo' González (No Summit) and Enrique Osiel (No Summit)
Nation: Catalan
Key Feature: 9th 8000er for Juanjo Garra
Updates/Website: juanjogarra

5) Amical Alpin Dhaulagiri Expedition 2013
Climbers: Martina(No Summit), Michi(No Summit), Stefan I(No Summit), Stefan II(No Summit), Roland(No Summit) and Dominik Mueller (leader - No Summit)
Nation: Germany
Key Feature:
Updates/Website: amical reports,

6) Indian Expedition
Basanta Singha Roy(No Summit), Debasish Biswas(No Summit), others
(No Summit)

7) Japanese Expedition
Chizuko Kono (No Summit - Died on 23rd May 2013), Dawa Sherpa(No Summit), Others (No Summit)


  Manaslu (8156)

1) Manaslu for their First 8000er
Climbers: Raul Corominas (No Summit), Peter Herms (No Summit)
Nation: Catalonia 
Key Feature: It would be the first 8000er of two friends.
Updates/Website: Manaslu2013, Peter's web , Peter's Twitter

2) Italian Expeditions
Climbers: ? (No Summit)
Nation: ?
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website:

3) Singapore Expedition
Climbers: ?(No Summit)
Nation: ?
Key Feature: ?
Updates/Website: ?

Shishapangma(8027)

1) Cleo Weidlich for Two 8000ers
Climbers: Cleo Weidlich, Pemba Sherpa
Nation: Brazilian born American
Key Feature: Acclimatizing on and attempting Shishpangma before Lhotse. Unguided.
Updates/Website: sherpagirl

2) German Skiing Attempt
Climbers: Alix von Melle (SUMMIT-30/4/13), Luis Stitzinger (SUMMIT-30/4/13)
Nation: Germany
Key Feature: Complete skiing descent.
Updates/Website: goclimbamountain

3) Double Header Attempt
Climbers: Santiago Quintero (SUMMIT-30/4/13)
Nation: Ecuador
Key Feature: Attempting Shishapangma and Everest
Updates/Website: Expedition Journal,

4) Tunc Findik's Expedition
Climbers: Tunc Findik (SUMMIT-30/4/13) Chhang Dawa Sherpa (SUMMIT-30/4/13), Mingma Thinduk Sherpa (SUMMIT-30/4/13), Nima Dorchi Sherpa (SUMMIT-30/4/13), Alex Gavan - Romania (SUMMIT-30/4/13)
Nation: Turkey, Nepal
Key Feature: 
Updates/Website: website
 
5) Rosa Fernandez
Climbers: Rosa Fernandez (No Summit)
Nation: Spain, Nepal
Key Feature: Attempting the mountain alone; second attempt on Shishapangma
Updates/Website: rosafernandezrubio
 
6) Rupert Hauer
Climbers: Rupert Hauer (SUMMIT-30/4/13)
Nation: Austria
Key Feature: Attempting the mountain alone, by fair means (no O2, no porters); sharing BC and Logistics.
Updates/Website: ruperthauer

7) Amical Alpin Expedition to Shishapangma
Climbers: Sandra Frank (Ger-Central Summit-10/5/13), Brunhilde Kahn (A-Central Summit-10/5/13), Christoph Pies (Ger-Central Summit-10/5/13), Ludwig Haslbeck (Ger-Central Summit-10/5/13), Andreas Egger (A-Central Summit-10/5/13), Martin Bruders (Ger-Central Summit-10/5/13), Sherpa Pasang (NP-Central Summit-10/5/13), Thomas Laemmle (SUMMIT-30/4/13, Central Summit-10/5/13)
Nation: Germany
Key Feature: Ski descent by Thomas
Updates/Website:  Website

8) Kobler Partner Shishapangma/Cho Oyu Expedition
Climbers: Jürg Sigrist, Michele Mérat, Kusang Sherpa (Sirdar - Central Summit 9/5/13), Nima Sherpa (Central Summit 9/5/13), Peter Odermatt, Oliver Fricker(Central Summit 9/5/13), Roland Bacik, Rudolf Lehner(Central Summit 9/5/13), Hans Peter Berchtold (Central Summit 9/5/13), Kurt Kirchgatterer (Central Summit 9/5/13), Stefan Wildhaber, Thomas Bolt(Central Summit 9/5/13), Richard Bolt(Central Summit 9/5/13), Helmut Kuzbida, Beni Zeiter (Central Summit 9/5/13), Peter Gschwendtner (Central Summit 9/5/13), Lila Sherpa(Central Summit 9/5/13), Tensing Sherpa(Central Summit 9/5/13)
Nation: Swiss
Key Feature: 
Updates/Website: Website

9) Asian Trekking Expedition
Climbers: Thomas Bruno H. Pierer (Swiss), Olaf Zill (Swiss), Batmanlai U. Orshikh (Mongolia - Summit? 9/5/13), Fabrizio Silvetti (Italy - Central Summit 10/5/13), Zoltan Benedek (Austria - Summit? 9/5/13),  Angela Beltrame Zill (Swiss), Lilian Senn (Swiss)
Nation: Mentioned above
Key Feature: 
Updates/Website: Website

More:
Andrew Puchinin (Kazakhstan ) -Shishapangma Central on 19/5/13
Serguey Seliverstov (Kazakhstan ) - Shishapangma Central on 19/5/13


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