Teams are leaving the South Col for the first wave of summit pushes tonight, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Everest summit record holder Kami Rita Sherpa was evacuated from C2 with snow blindness. The high winds seemed to have calmed allowing these first summit attempts.
There appear to be excellent summit conditions, i.e. winds under 30 mph/50 kph through the weekend at least. The summit temperatures are hovering around 0F/-17C which is extremely warm. This is excellent news for those climbing without Os as they will move slower and be colder than those on Os.
Mountain Professionals, under the leadership of Ryan Waters, are ready to go a bit later than the usual 9:00 pm departure:
Mt. Everest Summit push begins 2 a.m. on the 11th of May. Our group will begin to work their way up through the camps and have a projected target for the summit on May 15th! Stay tuned for progress and all the best of luck to the team for a safe climb!
Summit Climb has two no O’s climbers on the move:
Everest Dispatch Blog. Two of our members would Iike to try without oxygen, so they are now in the camp 3 – camp 4 area doing high altitude training for oxygenless ascents. Two of our strongest Everest summitter Sherpas are accompanying them, caring extra oxygen, masks, and regulators in case of emergency. The weather is mildly overcast, warm with light snow
Other teams on the move include Full Circle Everest. Updates as we get more news.
Kami Rita was reported to have recovered, but it’s uncertain if he will return to guide for a record 27 summit.
With Adrian Ballinger’s Alpenglow team Karl Egloff and Nico Miranda set an FNT-Fastest Known Time record reaching the summit of Makalu in 17 hours and 18 minutes, not using supplemental oxygen.
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