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May 052022
 

With both sides of Everest seeing significant activity, let’s take a pause and talk to three world-class weather experts about the current situation and what they see in store for May. Also, I ask them to predict the first day for a member to summit Everest.

The historical weather pattern on Everest has been a calm April, a rough beginning of May before calming again starting around May 15 for about two weeks. In this Podcast with three professional weather forecasters who are currently supporting many teams on Everest, Michael Fagen of Everest Weather, Chris Tomer of Tomer Weather Solutions, and Marc DeKeyser of weather4expeditions.com, they are seeing something very different this year. The case of the missing Jet Stream!

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Austrian operator Lukas Furtenbach of Furtbach Adventure contacted me with this update:

hi alan, just a short update. our classic team finished the last rotation to c3. our 16 persons everest & lhotse flash and signature team summited mera peak yesterday, only 6 days after leaving kathmandu and with spending a couple of nights above 6000m. everyone was doing great. we were all well acclimated with hypoxic tents and did our first 2 simulated rotations at home. mera was our final rotation. we then flew directly to basecamp from the foot of mera peak yesterday, after descending from high canp in the morning. now we are enjoying our everest basecamp and wait for a summit window. so we have only once to climb through the icefall.

The Sherpa rope fixing team is probably already at the South Col and will begin fixing the rope to the summit now. They should have it there around May 10. See the tracking table for the latest team locations.

Climb On!
Alan
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Here’s the video podcast version of today’s update:

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  2 Responses to “Everest 2022: Talking Weather with Three Experts”

  1.  

    Alan do you know if anyone for Everest is filming their trip , climbing and summit? Thanks for all your posts and information!