14 climbers scale Mt Everest as second summit window opens
KATHMANDU: At least 14 climbers successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain early this morning after a team of climbers from Imagine Nepal Treks found a second fair summit window on Mt Everest this spring season.
Managing Director at Imagine Nepal Treks Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, who guided a team of climbers to the height of 8,300 m this morning, said that seven foreign climbers along with seven Sherpa climbers stood atop Mt Everest.
The climbers who made it to the summit point include Flampouri Christina and Archontidou Vasiliki from Greece, Pranay Bandbuch from India, Jia Lin Chang, Liu Yongzhong, Wang Xue Feng and Zeng Hui Wen from China, Kili Pemba Sherpa, Dawa Tenzin Sherpa, Tamting Sherpa, Lakpa Tamang, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa, Phurba Chhotar Sherpa and Dendi Sherpa. “Kili Pemba and Archontidou Vasiliki reached the summit point at 8:00 am while others scaled the mountain at 7:15 am.”
“Imagine Nepal team was the only expedition which made the final summit push on Mt Everest today,” Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the base camp, told THT. More than 200 climbers have already headed to the high camps to make their final summit pushes starting tomorrow. “The summit window may last for the next three-four days,” he said.
The climbers have been descending to Camp IV after the summit, Shrestha added.
The first two-day weather window was closed on April 16 after over 150 world climbers made it to the summit of Mt Everest. A team of rope-fixing Sherpa climbers had opened a climbing route to the top becoming the first team to stand atop the roof of the world on April 14.