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Olsson and Granheim on their way down Mount Everest on ski - The Everest Expedition 2006!

2006-05-18
Skiing down the world`s highest mountain Mount Everest, must be the biggest venture in the world. The Swedish, Tomas Olsson, is missing on Everest north face, while Norwegian Tormod Granheim has descended to 6500 meter. According to Tomas Olsson`s website and ExplorersWeb, the two skiers began their ski descent around lunch 16 May after a 14 hour hard ascent to the summit. One hour later, they began skiing down the Norton couloir.
Photo. The missing person, Tomas Olsson, on ski. Photo Copyright: Tomas Olsson`s website.

Tomas wrote on his website during the planning of the Everest Expedition 2006: I am an adventurer on full time and my goal is to be the first in the world to ski down the northern side of Everest, the world`s highest mountain.

The search for Tomas Olsson are already started by Tormod Granheim and the photographer Fredri Schenholm. They are moving towards the north side.

Get more news on Tomas Olsson`s website. Especially see the Press Release!

Read more on ExplorersWeb`s website: ExplorersWeb - News.

The two Scandinavians skied successfully down Cho Oyu in 2004. Due to logistical problems their plan to ski down Shisha Pangma the same year failed. Now they are making an attemp on Mount Everest. At the moment the situation is very dramatic!

We are coming up with more reports about the world`s most risky stunt!

Stein Morten Lund, 17 May 2006

Additional information

In Swedish:
Pressmeddelande 2006-05-17:

Skidåkaren Tomas Olsson saknad efter fall på Mount Everest. Den svenska äventyraren och skidåkaren Tomas Olsson är saknad på Mount Everest. Tomas försvann på 8500 meters höjd den 16/5 på eftermiddagen kinesisk tid när han firade sig ned från en klipphylla på Mount Everests nordsida. Tomas föll då säkringarna till repen lossnade.

Tomas Olsson befann sig på toppen av Mount Everest kl. 12.00 kinesisk tid den 16/5. Kl. 13.20 började han och den norska extremskidåkaren Tormod Granheim att åka utför bergets nordsida. De åkte ner till 8500 meters höjd till en klippavsats som är cirka 40-50 meter hög. Les mer på hans webside: Tomas Olsson.

För information:
Mats Lennartson, pressansvarig Tomas Olssons expedition, 0707-90 24 68
Anders Karlström, pressansvarig Tomas Olssons expedition, 070-735 36 77

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Tomas skrev før han dro til Mount Everest: Jag är äventyrare på heltid och mitt mål är att i maj 2006 bli först i världen att åka skidor nedför nordsidan av Everest, världens högsta berg.

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