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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatse!

I was lucky to work with "Light of the Himalaya" with Peter Athans, Conrad Anker, Kristoffer Erickson, Michael Brown, Dr. Jeff Tabin & Dr. Sanduk Ruit. Also they climbed Mt. Cholatse after the cataract /TheHimalayanCataractProjectteamSummitsCholatseMay122005.shtml

First summit attempt aborted at 20,000 feet

"On May 9th, Pete Athans, Geoff Tabin, Conrad Anker, Kristoffer Erickson and Michael Brown made an impressive 21 hour round-trip push up the southwest ridge reaching over 20,000 feet. Back at Base Camp we awoke this morning to see Conrad and Kris making a second attempt on Cholatse along with Kevin Thaw, John Griber and Abby Watkins.”

Jiban.................I am sorry that we did not get to meet at the OR show. Maybe eventually we will get to meet each other. Until then, if we sponsor another expedition to your country we will definitely call you for help. We very much appreciate the work you did for Mark Newcomb's Marmot expedition to Shishapangma.

I hope to meet you soon,

Tom Fritz
VP Marketing
Marmot Mountain LLC

It was my great pleasure to work with Sherpa Shangri-La Treks & Expeditions to make happen all the logistics for our "The Line" Shishapangma Expedition.

Mark Newcomb
Jackson, WY