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Jagged Globe team summits again!
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Jun 4, 2005 08: 07 EST
At 7.20 am local time this morning 7 people from the Jagged Globe team summited Everest from the North side. Neal Short (UK), Jens Bojen (UK), Ian Parnell (UK) and Mark Campbell (South Africa) along with three Sherpas are all back in Camp 4 (8300m) and have just called home the news.

This is the Jagged Globe team’s second consecutive successful summit night. Yesterday morning David Hamilton (UK), Sibusiso Vilane (Swaziland/South Africa), Tore Rasmussen (Norway) and Alex Harris (South Africa), plus three Sherpas made the summit. The team now claims 14 summiteers for this year.

Ran (Sir Ranulph Fiennes) unfortunately had to turn around shortly after starting out his final summit push from Camp 4 last night.

Jagged Globe is running 2 guided, full service expeditions to both sides of Everest this year. Among the North side team-members is South African Sibusiso Vilane. Sibusiso became a celebrity in 2003, as the first Black African to reach Mount Everest. Not all were happy for him though, some locals burned his house down! Now Vilane has summited Everest from the other side.

Along with Vilane, the team hosts another pretty famous member: Ranulph Fiennes. Knighted by the Queen of England, Fiennes is a well know figure in the Polar adventure world. 60 years old, he suffered a heart attack two years ago and lost his wife to cancer last year. Everest is being no doubt a great challenge, as well as a first experience at high altitude.

The seven-member North side group is led by David Hamilton (Glasgow, 1961). David has been leading high altitude expeditions to the Himalayas every year since 1987, including 8 8000m expeditions. He summited Everest in 2003.

Image of Neal Short courtesy of Jagged Globe.
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