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Shishapangma Expedition 2009

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Nicholas Rice has teamed up with Mario Panzeri for his second attempt on Shishapangma in the Fall of 2009. Xixabangma (also referred to as Shishapangma) is the 14th highest mountain in the world and is located in Tibet. It is the only 8000 meter peak located entirely in Tibet. The name Xixabangma means  “crest above the grassy plains” and accurately describes the mountains’ prominence above the Tibetan plateau. It is the highest peak in the Jugal Himal range, a sub-range of the Langtang Himal. The team will attempt the mountain by the Inaki route. Nicholas Rice will most likely follow the tentative itinerary outlined below:

Day

Proposed Itinerary

Hotel/Camp

01

Arrive in Kathmandu; Transfer to Hotel

Hotel

02

Expedition Preparations; Visa for Tibet

Hotel

03

Final Preparations in Kathmandu

Hotel

04

Drive to Kodari. Transfer to Zhengmu (2300 m)

Hotel

05

Drive to Nylam 3750 m. Overnight at hotel.

Hotel

06

Nylam Rest Day for Acclimatization

Hotel

07

Drive to Chinese Base Camp (5000 m)

Camp

08

Acclimatization at Base Camp

Camp

09

Prepare Loads for Advanced Base Camp

Camp

10

Trek to Middle Camp

Camp

11

Trek to Advanced Base Camp (5400 m)

Camp

12-37

Climbing Period for Xixabangma

Camp

38

Trek to Chinese Base Camp

Camp

39

Drive to Nylam

Hotel

40

Drive to Zhangmu and Kathmandu

Hotel

41

Kathmandu

Hotel

42

Home-Bound Flight

Hotel