About the EVERST4K Expedition

Everest4K is not only a expedition project, campaign and TV production but the fulfillment of a dream of two friends facing their chance of a lifetime. Working on Everest!

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DISPATCH #2, April 10, Approach We finally crossed the border to Tibet after a pretty good ride out of Kathmandu and a gathering of the German mountaineering scene in a roadside tea house, where we met climbers David Göttler, Raphael Slawinksi and Daniel Bartsch. Apparently it’s a small world, even in the Himalayas!

In the evening we entered the border village Kodari at 1700m. We had to unload the truck as the load had to be carried over the so-called freedom bridge and through the Chinese customs on the other side of the river by hand, on the back of female porters.

We were not allowed to take pictures and we will not tell the whole story now, but finally we made it to China (Tibet) and that’s all that matters. Let’s just say we managed to keep all the gear that’s necessary for us to keep you updated on everything that happens on Everest in the coming weeks.

Tomorrow we will climb up to 4300m where we will spend another two nights for our acclimatization. We are happy to be in Tibet and we’re looking to start working for this fantastic expedition.

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Expedition will not be continued

DISPATCH #9 April 27,  Base Camp at 5150m 
This morning Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger, Alexander Brutscher (BR) as well as Nils Peuse and Hannes Künkel (Third Pole) decided to cancel their Everest 2015 expedition in light of the tragic events that have occurred and are still occurring on Mt. Everest and in Nepal.

Earth quake in Nepal

DISPATCH #8 April 25,  Base Camp at 5150m 
As we were waiting for lunch at around 12am the Himalaya was hit by a massive earthquake. The earth was shaking heavily for at least 30 seconds followed by rockfall from the debris flanks.

Into the ice of Everest

DISPATCH #7 April 22,  Base Camp at 5150m 
We left Base Camp for the first time to hike up to an intermediate Camp at 5750m. We followed the glacier tongue of Rongbuk glacier before climbing up into the right tributary of the Eastern Rongbuk glacier which will lead us up to the North Col (7050m).

Adapting to high altitude

DISPATCH #6 April 21,  Base Camp at 5150m 
When we got out of the bus three days ago our single tents had been already pitched by the Sherpa crew so we only had to pitch our production tent. What sounds easy is really hard work when you are not acclimatized and by now we definitely are not.