Mt Everest News 2012

Parvaneh Kazemi Conquered Mt Everest
Mrs. Parvaneh Kazemi after 45 days attempt managed to stand on the Himalayan summit, Mt Everest Peak 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) on 18th May 2012 at 13:30 local time. This Iranian lady is the first climber in the world to summit Mount Everest in 2012 climbing season along with her favorite climbing sherpa, Nima Gyalzen from Bedin.

Congratulation and best wishes to this great Persian female Hymalia Mountaineer.
Mount Damavand Guide Team. 19 May 2012

Parvaneh Kazemi

About  Parvaneh Kazemy
Born: Sep 1970 Tehran, Iran.
Academic Degree: University Dgree in Mathematics.
Occupation: Mathematics Teacher.
Hobby: Mountaineering, mountain guide, photography.
Club: Member of Espilat Mountaineering Club Tehran, Iran.

Mountaineering Ranks and Records
Facts and Figures about Parvaneh
- First NGO Iranian lady to attempt Mt Everest independently.
- Third Persian female climber to ascend Mt Everest summit.
- First mountaineer to stand on Mt Everest Peak in 2012.
- First Iranian lady to summit Mt Manaslu, Mt Muztagata and Mt Ama Dablam.

Mountaineering Experience and Backgrounds
- Over 8000 m: Mt Manaslu (8163m) 29 April 2011 and Mt Everest (8848m) 19 May 2012.
Immediately after her successful climb to Everest, in May 2012, Parvaneh is attempting her third climb to 8000 meters, Mt Lhotse 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) the fourth highest mountain on Earth (after Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga).
- Over 7000 m: Mt Muztagh Ata, or Muztagata 7,546 m (24,757 ft) in 2010
- Over 6000 m: Mt Ama Dablam 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), in 2011

10 years mountain climbing over 4000 and 5000 meters.
- Over 5000 m: Mt Damavand 5671 m (many times).
- Over 4000 m: Mt Alam Kouh 4850 m, Mt Sabalan 4820 m, Mt Dena 4350 m, Iran.
- Over 3000 m: Mt Tochal 3960 m (almost every week!)

Parvaneh Kazemi

پروانه دخت ایران زمین بربام گیتی ایستاد
پروانه کاظمی کوهنورد سخت کوش ایرانی در بک تلاش 45 روزه موفق به فتح قله اورست در روز جمعه ۲۹ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۱ ساعت ۱۳:۳۰ به وقت محلی شد. پروانه سومین بانوی هیمالیا نورد ایرانی استکه موفق به این افتخار آفرینی شده. اورست با ارتفاع 8848 متر بلند تری کوه جهان است. پروانه نخستین کوهنورد جهان استکه باتفاق شرپا نیما گیالزن در سال ۲۰۱۲ میلادی بر بام جهان دست یافته

شایان ذکر است، پروانه اولین بانوی کشور استکه به صورت انفرادی و مستقل وبدون استفاده از امکانات و حمایت فدراسیون کوهنوردی ایران و تنها با هزینه شخصی خود این صعود را انجام داده است

درود بر پروانه بانوی هیمالیا نورد ایرانی
از طرف دوستان و همنوردان او

Parvaneh Kazemi

Mount Everest 8,848 metres (29,029 ft)
Everest is the earth's highest mountain. The Tibetan name is Chomolungma or Qomolangma which means "Holy Mother". It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft); and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).

The highest mountain on the earth attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.

Mount Everest Map
Mount Everest Map

Everest from Kala Patthar in Nepal
Everest from Kala Patthar in Nepal
Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that "just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain".

Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level (m.s.l) is the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.

The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometres (110 mi), skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. Enroute, 10 peaks over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,235 metres (17,175 ft). As of May 2008, the mountain has been climbed 297 times with 53 fatalities.

Manaslu Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes Manaslu.

Mount Manaslu at sunrise
Mount Manaslu at sunrise

Mount Muztagh Ata  7,546 m (24,757 ft)
Muztagh Ata, or Muztagata ("ice-mountain-father"), is the second highest (7546 metres) of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau (not the second highest of the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau). It is sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamirs. It is also reputedly one of the easiest 7,000 m peaks in the world to climb, due to its gentle western slope and the comparatively drier weather of Xinjiang.

Muztagh Ata lies just south of Kongur Tagh, the highest peak of the Kunlun Shan. Together they form a somewhat isolated group, separated from the main chain of the Kunlun, and also separate from the Pamir Mountains to the west. (Both peaks are sometimes regarded as being in the "Chinese Pamir", and are more closely connected to the main Pamir group than the main Kunlun group.) Not far to the north and east of this group are the lowlands of the Tarim Basin and the Taklamakan Desert. The Karakoram Highway passes very close to both peaks as well as Karakul Lake, from which the mountain is conveniently viewed. The closest city is to the mountain is Tashkurgan, the westernmost town in China and very close to the border with Pakistan.

Muztagh Ata, as viewed from the Karakoram Highway
Muztagh Ata, as viewed from the Karakoram Highway

Mount Ama Dablam 6,812 m (22,349 ft)
Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 5,563 metres (18,251 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.

Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo). Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April–May (before the monsoon) and September–October.

Mount Ama Dablam, The classic view from the southwest
Mount Ama Dablam, The classic view from the southwest

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