On May 18 at 10:20 am, Selebelo Selamolela became the 10th member of the EPP team to reach the summit and only the second black African to summit Everest. In the image an exhausted Sele on the summit - soon after he would collapse (click to enlarge).
Lance's idea of peace promotion turned out anything but easy. But his perserverance paid off. In the image Israeli David (Dudu) Yifrah displaying the Israeli and Palestinian flags sewed together - courtesy of Everest Peace Project (click to enlarge).
Team leader Lance Trumbull remained in ABC during the team's summit bid. He stood by the radio and provided his mates with moral support. In the image, Lance (click to enlarge).
The Everest Peace Project team joined climbers from different faiths and nationalities. It took Lance four years to find funding for the expedition. In the image, the team during the BC puja ceremony (click to enlarge).
"My fingers were worth the work for world peace we tried to accomplish," African Sele said. (Click to enlarge).
Everest Peace Project debrief: Lance's story of 10 summits and a rescue
Posted: Aug 11, 2006 01:37 pm EDT
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(MountEverest.net) On May 17, 2006 Everest Peace Project leader Lance Trumbull reported his team members were in Camp 3 on Everests north side, ready to leave for the summit. Dispatches were expected on the climbers progress across the upper sections but there was no news for nearly 24 hours. 10 on top everyone OKFinally on May 18, there came news from Lance: 10 members (foreign climbers and Sherpas) had reached the summit earlier that day. I apologize for not updating sooner but our climbers are still on the way down the...
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