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May 142022
 

It was the third straight morning of summits on Mt. Everest in very good conditions. Saturday morning saw well over 75 people summit bringing the total from both sides to around 350. More summit bid tonight for Sunday morning. Also, we are seeing many people being the first from their country to summit Everest.

This weather continues to be very rare. While I hear an occasional comment about wind, most teams are saying it’s goldilocks conditions up there – not too hot, not too cold and not too windy, and no clouds or snow. In looking at a few forecasts, it appears this will continue to at least May 20. Of course, there will always be an unforeseen spat of winds or snow; after all, this is mountain weather. But for now, we are seeing 2018-like conditions where there were 11 straight days of good summit conditions allowing teams to spread out.

Summits, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Da Jangbu Sherpa with Himalayan guide Treks and Expedition, told me of their success today with: 

  1. Phillip James De-Bergor (UK) @6:50 
  2. Luke Josef Rollnik (Australian) @ 8:30
  3. Patrick Connor (Australia) @7:00 
  4. Jeffery Andrew Leech (Australia) @8:50 
  5. Lakpa Bhote @6:50 
  6. Tenjing Bhote @7:00 
  7. Chebi Bhote @8:30 
  8. Dawa Gylgen @8:50
Seven Summit Treks added another 24 people on the summit to the 25 a few days earlier:
1. Nayla Nasir A. Albaloushi from the UAE 🇦🇪 First Emirati female
2. Vanessa Estol – Uruguay 🇺🇾 First Uruguayan Female 
3. He Jing 🇨🇳 China, climb without using supplementary O2.
4. Oswaldo Aurelio Freire Cartagena 🇪🇨
5. John Charles Bosco 🇺🇸
6. Afsaneh Hesami Fard 🇮🇷
 
7. Pasang Phurba Sherpa (Director of Seven Summit Treks) 🇳🇵
8. Pasang Nurbu Sherpa 🇳🇵
9. Ngima Tashi Sherpa 🇳🇵
10. Ngang Tashi Sherpa 🇳🇵
11. Sange Sherpa 🇳🇵
12. Mingma Thinduk Sherpa 🇳🇵
13. Jangbu Sherpa 🇳🇵
14. Pastenji Sherpa 🇳🇵
15. Angeli Sherpa 🇳🇵
16. Tenjing Sherpa 🇳🇵
17. Ngima Thinduk Sherpa 🇳🇵
18. Lakpa Sherpa 🇳🇵
8K Expeditions, which is making a huge entry into the market, announced 20 summits this Saturday morning between 5:00 and 6:00 am, May 14, 2022, in excellent weather. Pemba Sherpa, owner of 8k tells me. that a critical member of the 8K team is Norwegian Kristin Harila, 36, who plans to summit all 14 peaks in six months. This season, she already has Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and  Kanchanjunga. Now, she is going for Everest and Lhotse, then Makalu.  She’ll then go for the Pakistani 8000ers after these. She will do her Everest/Lhotse summit bid on May 21st. But this morning’s Everest summit list:
Summiteer List:
  1. Gantulga Bekh Ochir 🇲🇳
  2. Yorick Daniel Vion- Leader 🇫🇷
  3.  Nathaniel James Douglas🇺🇸
  4. Liliya Ianovskaia 🇨🇦
  5. Kasturi Deepak Savekar – India
  6. Tsering Samduk Sherpa – Nepal
  7. Brian David Glen Bethell – Canada
  8. Jose Armando Navarrete Ulloa – Mexico
  9. Darya Ianovskaia 🇨🇦
  10. Aziz Abdileilidaghi 🇮🇷
supported by
  1. Tsering Dawa Sherpa 🇳🇵
  2. Pema Chhiring Sherpa 🇳🇵 (Lead) IFMGA
  3. Pemba Tashi Sherpa 🇳🇵
  4. Lakpa T Sherpa 🇳🇵
  5. Ang Pemba Sherpa 🇳🇵
  6.  Mingma Dorchi Sherpa 🇳🇵
  7. Pemnurbu Sherpa 🇳🇵
  8. Dawa Lama Sherpa 🇳🇵
  9. Pemba D Sherpa – Nepal
  10.  Lakpa Sherpa – Nepal

Mike Hammils’ Climbing The Seven Summits reports more top outs after a huge day yesterday with Gabby Kanizay, 18, reportedly the youngest Australian to Summit Everest, with her mother, Jane Kanizay, and Sherpa support from Tendi Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa. She joins Lucy Westlake (she already has a Wiki page!) as the youngest, 18 also, setting an American female record.

Alssummiting with the CTSS team was my dear friend and mountain Angel, Kami Sherpa, with Jessica Hepburn.

Looking Forward 

There are still over 200 people ready to summit this weekend and even into early next week. Stay tuned. Teams still  ready to summit include:

Previous Summit Recaps

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  7 Responses to “Everest 2022: Summit Wave 4 – Recap”

  1.  

    Sorry, Nancy, I don’t. I never found what company he was climbing with this season or just going as an independent filmmaker with clients.

    •  

      Thanks, Alan. Yes, I believe you’re right…climbing and filming independently. Pasang Kaji Sherpa, free lance guide, assisting.

  2.  

    Alan, I continue to enjoy and learn from your updates. Thank you!
    I am following the climb of Elia Saikaly, a filmmaker/photographer, and his team. I believe they are on their summit push. Do you have any news of them?

    •  

      Hi Nancy, I’m following as well, and according to Kenton’s tracker, they’re at around 8700 meters. Wishing everyone on the mountain a safe and successful summit and descent!

  3.  

    This is fantastic Alan. After the awful few past years. So glad to hear about all these summits.