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Shishapangma Actual Itinerary

Expedition, Sept 2000

Jamie climbed without sherpa support, indeed didn't even have a base camp kitchen.

See Trip diaries for a diary of the climb.

Date

1 Sep

2 Sep

3 Sep

4 Sep

5 Sep

6 Sep

7 Sep

8 Sep

9 Sep

10 Sep

11 Sep

12 Sep

13 Sep

14 Sep

15 Sep

16 Sep

17 Sep

18 Sep

19 Sep

20 Sep

21 Sep

22 Sep

23 Sep

24 Sep

25 Sep

26 Sep

27 Sep

28 Sep

29 Sep

30 Sep

1 Oct

2 Oct

3 Oct

4 Oct

Slept at

Kathmandu

Zhangmu

Nyalam

Nyalam

Xixa BC

Xixa BC

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

C0.5

C1

C1

C1

C1

C1

C1.8

C1.8

C1

C1

C2

C2

C1

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

C1

C3

C1

Xixa ABC

Xixa ABC

Xixa BC

Zhangmu

Kathmandu

Altitude

1350m

2400m

3750m

3750m

5000m

5000m

5550m

5550m

5550m

5550m

5550m

5800m

6385m

6385m

6385m

6385m

6385m

7000m

7000m

6385m

6385m

7100m

7100m

6385m

5550m

5550m

6385m

7400m

6385m

5550m

5550m

5550m

2400m

1350m

What I did...

packed in a day and night

Landslides stopped us reaching Nyalam

more landslides

rest and relax

felt OK, but this is way too quick for most people

Tibetans

felt OK, but this is way too quick for most people

small puja

went for a walk unloaded to 5750m, got headache

light load to glacier dump

load to glacier dump camp and stayed

from ABC heavy load to glacier dump

load to C1

heavy load from glacier dump

Read and wrote/snowed & wind

wrote and it snowed

Ukrainians arrived

up with Ukrainians

it snowed, mostly

down, weather unstable

weather initially OK but rapidly worse

windy, Ukrainians arrived

windy

very WINDY, one tent destroyed

windy

windy on summit but none at ABC

summit windy, Ukrainians x3 summitted

summit windy, Ukrainians x2 summitted

5am wind stopped, to summit 7am topped out 10am

cleared camp 1, BIG load

climbed 6520m peak

left ABC and slept out

Nyalam would have been better

Who is going to clean everything?

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