As I posted a few hours ago, there are several teams moving to the summit of Everest both on the Tibet and the Nepal sides. Also to Lhotse. Reports are now coming in of strong wind gusts. I asked Chris Tomer of Tomer Weather Solutions for his view on what was happening:
Doesn’t look jet related to me so the gusts will pass. Could be a 3 to 6 hour spike. Then much lighter into Tuesday. My best guess is some spin in the middle of the atmosphere. In more general terms, the best summit window of the season is winding down. If the summit door was wide open last week then it’s starting to slowly close.
Monday 21 May – Summit Wave 8
These are some of the teams up there right now:
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