Summit successes on Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu

Three 8000ers at a glance: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu (From l. to r.)

Cheers to the Sherpas! The teams responsible for fixing the ropes have done a great job. On yesterday’s Monday, they were the first climbers of the season to reach the summits of four eight-thousanders: Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu. On the highest of all mountains Siddhi Bahadur Tamang, Pasdawa Sherpa, Dorji Gyaljen Sherpa, Pasang Dawa Sherpa, Ang Phurba Sherpa, Dawa Nurbu Sherpa, Ming Dorchi Sherpa and Sangbu Bhote climbed from the Nepalese south side to the highest point at 8,850 meters. The team of eight of the expedition operator “Himalayan Guides” has prepared the way for the numerous clients of the commercial teams. The Nepalese government has issued a total of 378 Everest permits this spring.

Kangchenjunga

On Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain on earth, six Sherpas of the operator “Seven Summit Treks” – Lakpa Sherpa, Dawa Phinjok Sherpa, Phurba Sherpa, Ang Dorchi Sherpa, Furwa Dorchi Sherpa and Mingmar Sherpa – fixed the ropes up to the highest point at 8,586 meters. On the 8,485- meter-high Makalu, five Sherpas from three teams reached the summit (Sanu Sherpa, Nima Sherpa, Chhangba Sherpa, Mu Dorchi Sherpa, Lakpa Thinduk Sherpa). And also on the 8,516-meter-high Lhotse there were – as reported – the first summit successes of the season on Monday. The five-member rope fixing team of the operator “Imagine Nepal” was followed by seven more climbers .

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