80 year-old Japanese Miura Yiuchiro summits, setting an age record.
Over 50 summits on reported early Wednesday morning by Asian Trekking Dave Hahn, Benegas Brothers and Tim Mosedale with their remaining teams summits. This was Dave Hahn’s 15th summit, a non-Sherpa record. Himex put 22 on the summit.
Asian Trekking reports a summit Wednesday morning by Douglas Scarborough and Phurba Sherpa and Ngima Dorji Sherpa . They summited at 5:40AM after leaving the South Col at 7:00 pm last night.
Dave Hahn, Benegas Brothers and Tim Mosedale with their remaining teams are all either on top or above the South Summit.
No updated from Himex yet.
80 year-old Japanese Miura Yiuchiro posted on his Facebook page:
4:00am local, the team is about half way to South summit. Yuichiro’s condition is good. May be 4 more hours to the South summit and another 2 more hours. Weather stable, no wind, Yuichiro’ Condition is good.
Teams are on the way tonight, early Thursday morning in Nepal and Tibet. Dave Hahn, RMI, is climbing tonight. Could be Dave’s 15th summit, a non-Sherpa record. He is with fellow RMI Guide, Seth Waterfall and three Sherpa: Tshering, Kaji and Delgin. The member developed a tough cough and had to descend.
Another good day Wednesday May 22nd. There were summits on both sides.
This weather window has been incredible allowing climbers to reach the summit in overall good conditions. But it is coming to an end and now the remaining teams must be feeling a sense of urgency.
Everest veteran Dave Hahn with 14 summits is climbing and made this post: on their plans to summit today
… the complication is that the weather forecast is kind of breaking down for those days and might be kind of dicey weather – We will have to see. We figure that will be our one chance and so it is up or down for all. Things should be moving around a fair amount for these next couple of days…we will see what happens.
Overall there have been about 500 summits for this season from both sides with another 50 to come keeping 2013 in line with recent years. There have been 8 deaths on both sides.
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Wednesday morning’s good conditions enabled several climbers with unique backgrounds to summit.
There were summits on North Side with Adventure Peaks (14) and Altitude Junkies who put 11 on the summit including Edita Nichols, the first Lithuanian woman to summit.
Melissa Arnot and Tshering Sherpa summited from South. She builds her American women’s record now with 5 summits. Mountain Trip put their member on the summit with four Sherpa.
Carlos Pauner summited thus completing climbing all 14 8000m mountains without supplemental oxygen. Similarly, South Korean Kim Chang-Ho topped out a few days ago becoming the first Korean climber to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen and the first Korean to finished all the 14, 8000meter mountains without using supplemental oxygen. It took him 7 years, 10 months and six days, as noted by the Korean Alpine Federation, breaking the previous record of 7 years, 11 months and 14 days set by Jerzy Kukuczka from Poland.
Alpine Ascent put another 16 on top including the Arabs with Altitde team:
Michael Horst just radioed down that the team is standing on the summit! They report that the weather is good with some moderate wind and that the views are amazing. Guides Michael Horst and Vern Tejas, climbers Sheikh Mohammed al Thani, Raed Zidan, and Masoud Mohammed, and cameraman Elia Saikaly are together on the summit joined by our amazing Sherpa; Kami Rita, Phura Temba, Ang Pemba, Lakpa Nuru, Nawang Jangbu, Fura Kancha, and Passang Kajee. All together, Alpine Ascents has summited another 13 climbers today!This is a historic moment as Sheikh Mohammed al Thani is the first Qatari to reach the summit of Everest and Raed Zidan is the first Palestinian.
RMI, Patagonia Brothers, Himex and a few last independents are going for the summit tonight. It will be good to keep an eye on conditions for tonight. I will update once again throughout the day.
With the season winding down, a quick note to say I will do a comprehensive recap of the entire season that looks at all the action, both good and bad., in a few days after the last summit. Also, I will continue to cover the climbing activity around the world on a regular basis, but not as frequently as Everest. if you have subscribed you will see a notice every few weeks but certainly not daily like this month!
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