I’ll update this post as I get new information.
After a strong first day for multiple commercial summits, we move into what could be the largest this season. I estimate there were well over 100 total summits made up of 40 members supported by 73 Sherpas. There were no deaths or rescues reported, but we may still learn of difficulties. Overall, the weather was ideal, with low winds and temperatures around 0F/-20C. Tonight should be the same.
I was expecting larger crowds tonight, but it appears many teams are taking it slowly given the good weather and staying at Camp 2 to let the mountain clear out a bit. These teams have said they are climbing, but many small Nepali-owned companies have not made any public information available.
Reports have climbers at the South Summit at 4:00 am, Friday, May 13, 2022.
Many Everest summiters try to tag Lhotse’s summit after their E summits, and we see several successes this morning,
LHOTSE SUMMITS! Mark, Pega, Margaret and Sonam Phinjo have all just summited Lhotse in perfect weather and are now descending to C2 where they will spend the night. These four all summited Everest and Lhotse in 24hrs, and absolutely phenomenal feat!! Mark and Margaret are part of our 40 day Hypoxico Speed Ascent team and absolutely cruised Everest and Lhotse this season. Clayton, climbing on our even quicker 30 day Hypoxico Speed Ascent program, flew to the summit of Everest yesterday and will be safely back at EBC in a few hours. That’s 100% success for our Hypoxico Speed Ascent Team!!! Congrats to these strong and tenacious climbers!
Our team successfully made it to the summit of Mt Lhotse(8516m) on 13th May 2022.
Ronald Quintero(Honduras) successfully made to the summit of Mt lhotse at approx 07:15 am and became the first person from his country to summit Mt Lhotse(8516m) accompanied by Pasang Tenzing Sherpa(Rolwaling) & Sange Sherpa(Simigaun).He is also the first Honduran to Summit 2 8000m in a row.Everest Summit on 12th May 2022 & Lhotse Summit on 13th May 2022.
Erlend Ness & James Miller will also descend soon for camp 2 together with the Sherpa team.
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