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Gerfried Göschl no O2 attempt planned for next weekend
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May 21, 2005 02: 34 EST
As we are waiting for the news of summit, let's check on some climbers we haven't heard much about lately. Gerfried Göschl summited Shisha Pangma May 3 and moved to Everest for a no O2 attempt.

Currently, he has descended to 5100m, his home team tells ExWeb: "After receiving the weather forecast, it looks like the earliest time to try again for the summit is by next weekend, so at the moment he is considering to return to Tingri."

Meeting with Chinese clean-up expedition

"It would be fun if he could meet there with Burkhard Felber, our Northland Team member who is accompanying the Chinese "Qomolangma Action 2005", for which we are one of the 4 main sponsors. They go up to the basecamp to take down trash, and it is mainly thought to promote awareness about environmental issues with the Chinese population. Burkhard had hoped to be able to climb Everest, but as the time as quite short, he will have to wait another year!" ends the update.

Gerfried's was the first summit on Shisha Pangma this spring. Simone Moro and Piotr Morawski summited on January 14th, in full winter.

Gerfried Göschl (32) was born in Styria, Austria. He is a member of Alpine Rescue Team Gesaeuse. He has summited Cho Oyu, Muztagh Ata (7546m), Aconcagua, G2 and Shisha Pangma.

File image of Gerfried - prior to departure for Tibet -courtesy of the Northland Professional expedition.

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