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Ministry confirms Belgian summits
00:06 a.m. EDT May 23, 2003

Press Release

The Following 3 members & 4 Sherpas of "Everest 2003 Expedition" team have been successful to climb the summit of 8848m. high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) on 22 May. 2003 at 7.20 AM. It is also reported that they had started for the summit from camp five at 03:15 AM.

Name of the Summiteers

1. Ms. Alexia Zuberer (31yrs), Ski Instructor from Rue des Gravelles, Courchevel, France.

2. Mr. Sebastien Figlioni (34 yrs.) Mountain Guide from Rue Des Gravelles, Courchevel, France.

3. Mr. Francois Pallandre (37 yrs.) Mountain Guide from Clos Des Rouges Du dolent Chamonix, France.

4. Mr. Ang Norbu Sherpa (36 Yrs), HAS, Shifal-7, Kathmandu.

5. Mr. Thile Norbu Sherpa (28 Yrs), - Chaurikharka - 3, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

6. Mr. Mingma Wangdi Sherpa, Makalu VDC, Sankhuwasabha, Nepal.

7. Mr. Nawang Robsang Sherpa , Thame, Namche VDC, Solukhumbu, Nepal.

The 12 members " Everest 2003 Expedition" team was permitted to climb 8848 Meter high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) from South East Ridge for the period of Seventy five days from 29 March 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Bernard De Launoit (39 yrs), Producer from Avenue Des Eglantiers, Brussels- Belgium.

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