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File image of Park Young-Seok during his North Pole trip courtesy of Park's North Pole expedition website.



Park Young-Seok summits Everest from Tibet - then traverses to the South side!

Posted: May 12, 2006 07:38 am EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Korean Park Young-Seok Park summited Everest via its north side yesterday, and proceeded down via Nepals side with no ropes fixed yet! Details are sketchy, but according to Korean Dong-A (one of Parks sponsors for the current expedition) he summited on May 11, accompanied by SherapJangbu Sherpa (37) and Oh Hee-jun . No ropes - no tentAfter spending one hour at the top, Park and the Sherpa started descending toward the SE ridge on the Nepalese side. Without a tent to stay in (and no ropes fixed above the...

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