Everest Nepal Summit - Lhotse Expedition & Training Climb
Everest Nepal Summit - Lhotse Expedition & Training Climb
Steinar salte at the summit of Everest. Photo steinar salte . Damian Bourke at the south col summit. Photo Damian.
Mariusz Szczuraszek at the Summit of Everest. Arkadiusz Babij summit at Everest. Photo Marisz and Arkadiusz
Clear view of the famous hillary step. Climbing up in high camp with the help of rope. Photo Marisz
Another view of Hillary step from other angle. On top of Hillary Step - one can see the entire cornice traverse all the way to South summit. Photo Marisz
View from South summit. Sherpa and Tony at South Summit. Photo Tony
View from Camp 2 Everest. Tony and team at the camp 3 lhotse face. Photo Tony
At SouthCol. Climber helping mate after summit of Everest. Photo steinar salte
Climbing up to Camp 3 in fix rope. Going down after summit. Photo steinar salte
Member changing oxygen before famous hillary step. Members enjoying meals at high camp. Photo steinar salte
Ole Jakob Kjoelvik and Steiner Salte at camp side. On the way to summit. Photo steinar salte
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- 27 May
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- 16 May
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- 13 May
- 12 May
- 11 May
- 10 May
- 9 May
- 8 May
- 7 May
- 6 May
- 5 May
- 4 May
- 3 May
- 2 May
- 1 May
- 30 April
- 29 April
- 28 April
- 26 April
- 25 April
- 24 April
- 23 April
- 22 April
- 21 April
- 20 April
- 19 April
- 18 April
- 17 April
- 15 April
- 14 Arpil
- 13 April
- 12 April
- 11 April
- 10 April
- 9 April
- 8 April
- 7 April
- 6 April
- Team Roster
20 May - 1 member and 1 Sherpa just summited Everest. More on the way!
19 May -
Now our entire Everest group, including all teams, are on the South Col. Skies are clear, with light winds.
Lhotse: 2 more members just summited with 2 Sherpas! Mount Lhotse, world's 4th highest, located next to Everest.
We just received a radio call: Everest summit very windy: many teams turning back = no summit.
www.LhotseNews.com - 2 members and a Sherpa just reached summit of Mount Lhotse, which has not been summited for 4 years. Congratulations!
At summit of lhotse. Member enjoying everest ridge and Lhotse and Nuptse too. Photo robert Nyberg
- Everest team 1+2 in tents on south col: breakfast, booting up, start for summit in few minutes. Good luck, be safe!
- Everest teams 3 and 4 now moving up to camp 3 with 7 Sherpas. Lets all send our prayers and thoughts!
- Mount Lhotse team 1 now climbing to high camp. Tonight summit. Be careful please!
- Everest teams 1 and 2 now resting on South Col. Preparing for tonights summit attempt at 8pm. Lets send them all of our prayers and though.
Tents at SouthCol, high wind at Summit. Photo steinar salte. Andrew and Dan relaxing at camp side. Photo Andrew
17 May - Everest 1st group climbing to high camp. Sunny, clear, calm. May good route condition + team health continue!
16 May - 2 birthday parties last night. Now a brief Sherpa ceremony at 12am. Then big breakfast. Team 4: good luck for Everest!
15 May - Misty moonlit sky. Light snow veil dusted over basecamp. Everest team 3, and Mt Lhotse team 1 set out for the summit!
14 May - Team 2 now on their way to summit Everest. Godspeed! Starry warm night here in camp. Icefall sparkling in moonlight.
Climbers inside khumbu Ice fall. Sleeping at Camp 2. Photo robert Nyberg
13 May - First team heads for Everest Summit. They left base camp 20 minutes ago, plan to summit in a few days. Thoughts and prayers!
12 May - Our 3rd Everest training climb reaches camp 3 at 7000m / 23,000ft. Weather: light snow, cloud, and wind.
11 May - This morning dawned sunny, and now it is snowing in basecamp. Everyone is so excited to try summiting Everest and Lhotse!
Andrew and Everest and Lhotse Background. Go Pro and Summitclimb teat at camp 1. Photo Andrew.
10 May - The weather in basecamp has been lightly snowing everyday with light cloud, light winds. Ropes have NOT been fixed to the summit of Everest and ropes have NOT been fixed to camp 4 on Lhotse. Our Sherpas are coming down to basecamp today and tomorrow after carrying oxygen up the mountain for 4 days. We plan to regroup and make further plans when the Sherpas are back in camp. We will keep you informed. thank you very much.
9 May - All day snowfall in Everest Base Camp today. Non-Stop!
8 May - Snowing heavily in basecamp now.
Lhotse Face. Ice fall. Photo Michael Tomordy
Going from camp 1 to camp 2. Dan Mazur and Micheal at camp 2. Photo Michael Tomordy
7 May - Ropes are NOT yet fixed to Everest summit. Heli made a hard landing in BC this AM, resulting in pad reconstruction.
- Sherpas now on 4 day trip: carry oxy to C4. Everest members may return BC around 11-12 may. no word on Lhotse yet
- High winds and snow in Everest base camp now.
- Sherpas check oxy mask + reg. tonight carry bottles up. Lauren + Brendan from EVGS are ice training. 4th ETC now atop icefall
- Team 4 heads up for a night @ 7000m - 23,000ft. Rope on Lhotse face replacement: too thin!
- Snow has subsided at 6pm, all Sherpas carrying oxygen to camp 2
4 May - At 4pm today it began to snow heavily (again). Heavy snows kept the Sherpas in basecamp lastnight. they did not go up.
3 May - Bad weather this afternoon. Heavy snow falling now.
A view of the decent, repeling down Lhotse. On my way up Lhotse face. Straight up. Photo Tony Sanchez
- 2 ladders broke in large ice tower crash below C1. Uphill traffic stops. our team luckily descend to base. go ice doctors!.
- High winds. We are evacuting camp 2 now, down to base camp.
Heading down from Camp 2 to Camp 1. Avalanches seen from camp sight. Photo Tony Sanchez
1 May - Second group sleeps in camp 3. Now returning to C2. Cold and windy. High winds from Everest Summit
30 April - Our team is ok, but just now we saw a climber falling down Nuptse wall. Oh My God Please Help Them!
29 April - First group is in Camp 3 at 7050m, 23,000ft. Its a beautiful sunny day!
28 April - We are now enjoying sun at 6800m / 22,000ft, base of Lhotse face. Looks like lots of blue ice on deck for tomorrow.
View of Camp 2 from Lhotse base. Hiking to Camp 2. Everest peak in the background. Photo Tony Sanchez
26 April - Just arrived C2 at 6500m / 21,500ft on a sunny very windy day. Everest and Lhotse are getting slammed above us.
The Sherpa cook could make a cake rise at 6500m. There they go. I will leave tomorrow. Photo Tony Sanchez
Looking back at the backup. Many of my teamates are in this group. jump across a crack in the ice. Photo Tony Sanchez
25 April - Up here in C1, practice crevasse crossing, serac jumaring, ice cliff abseiling. Met Ueli Steck, the Swiss Machine. A Sherpa is injured by falling ice block in the icefall. Evacuation. all climbing stops. Wish him speedy recovery.
24 April - Wake up! in C 1. After yesterday's workout climb. Feel shaky this am. long sleep challenge night. Drink tea
During icefall climbing up and down another view. During Icefall climbing up and down. Photo Tony Sanchez
Ladder section at Khumbu Icefall. Climbers at Icefall. Photo Hanna Bruss
23 April - Just arrived Camp 1, its windy, snowing here at 6050m, 20,000ft. tough getting here: zigzag path. Climbing up inside the icefall is humbling. Yawning crevasses, rickety ladders, leaning ice towers. Real Everest !
Hanna at Basecamp. Having potato at camp. Photo Hanna Bruss
22 April - Excited, nervous, packing for tonight's trip into infamous Khumbu icefall. Crevasses, ladders, icecliffs.
View from pumori. View of Lhotse from Pumori ABC. Photo David Maidment
Stars and moon are in the sky and lights are up inside tents. Sherpas at the Khumbu Ice Fall. Photo David Maidment
21 april - We are on top of Pumori ABC: 5780m, 18, 851 ft. We can see both south and north Everest routes. Sunny day!
Members enjoying view of Everest, Lhotse from Pumori ABC. Members resting at Pumori ABC. Photo David Maidment
20 April : Busy day in basecamp: climbing Kala Patar, wiring the wifi, walking to crampon point.
Enjoying view. Lhotse vertical ice fall seen from Pumori. Photo David Maidment
19 April : Ice climbing on the big pinnacles in basecamp. Also practice crossing ladders. Exciting!
Dan and rest of Everest Team ready for Training with full personal equipments. Dan at Training point. Photo David Maidment
Fix rope training near big ice wall. Ladder crossing training at Basecamp. Photo David Maidment
Ready to go at Pumori ABC. Lunch Time. Photo David Maidment
18 April: Sunny and warm. We visit bc hospital. Big lunch. Now prepping harnesses for tomorrow's ice climb.
Player Flag at Basecamp. Present location at Basecamp. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput
Everest Basecamp khumbu Icefall. Glacier before reaching basecamp. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput
- Today we had our expedition blessing ceremony. It was an excellent bonding experience between the Sherpas and the members. Now we really are one team.
- Sunny windy morning in basecamp. We are organising!
- We are in basecamp. Its a windy sunny day.
Puja at basecamp. Wolf and Ngang sherpa at basecamp. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput
15 April: A few centimetres / inches of snow fell over night. Looks like the Christmas Trek! Today we walk up to Lobuche at 4900 metres / 16.072 feet. Big day!!
Walking in snow day. Members and Sherpa discussed on the way to Everest Basecamp. Photo David Maidme
14 April: After a delicious breakfast, we walk uphill with light packs to 5000 metres, 16,400 feet. Weather was stunning. Fantastic views of Ama Dablam and Baruntse ! Returned to a Nepali New Year's Eve dinner in Pangboche. Fantastic day!!
Trekking and hiking inside Everest Region near Pangboche. View of Himalayan Range during our wonderful Everest Trek. Photo Steinar Salte Back to top
We reach at 5036m. Dhud khosi river on the way to Everest Trek. Photo Steinar Salte
Dan, John and Sherpa resting at Dugla. Team members at Pangbhoche behine Mount AmaDablam. Photo Steinar Salte
Member posing behind AmaDablam and follow river Dudh Koshi. View of Cholaste. Photo Steinar Salte
13 April: Prayer blessing ceremony in Lama Geshe's house. He is blessing all of our team members and Sherpas too. Now we walk a few easy gentle hours to Dingboche Village. Taking it step by step so we can get used to the altitude.
Everest Climbing member receiving a blessing from the local Buddhist Lama in Pangboche. Photo Steinar Salte
12 April: Long walk to Pangboche village, covering a wide variety of terrrain. Lucky to see wild mountain sheep and musk deer. A long and challenging day. Back to top
Can you see Mount Everest. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput. Team met from Poland. Photo John Alexander
Hiking up to Namche Bazaar. Photo John Alexander. Members and Namche at arial view. Photo John Alexander
Members at Sangboche, front view Mount Everest. Jokiyo carring loads toward to other camp Photo John Alexander
Arial view of Namche Bazaar. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput. Jokiyo carring loads toward to other camp. Photo John Alexander
11 April: Rest day in Namche. Lovely morning hike to the Everest View Hotel. Stunning views of Everest.
10 April: We walk up to Namche Bazar, the capital of the Sherpa people. Enjoying delicious cheeseburgers and pizza.
Members at Sangboche above Namche Bazaar. Members hiking around in Namche. Photo John Alexander
museum at Sangboche. One of the suspension bridge. Photo John Alexander. Back to top
Player wheel in khumbu valley. Porters carrying loads to namche bazaar. Photo John Alexander
Beautiful and nice teahouse on the way to Phakding. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Mount Everest view at Sangboche. Photo Jeff Sorrell
Himalayan Dog at Lukla shreet. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Jokiyo. Photo Jeff Sorrell.
Statue of Tenzing Norgay. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Mules going back to Luka after loading up. Photo Jeff Sorrell
One of the many suspension bridge. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Prayer flag on the way. Photo Jeff Sorrell
Welcome to StarBucks coffee at Lukla. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Mule at Lukla. Photo Jeff Sorrell
9 April: We trek downhill to Phakding today. Gorgeous forest and cliffs.
8 April: We fly to Lukla today, the world's most dangerous airport.
Everest Members ready to take off from heli to Lukla. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Small plane ready to take off from Lukla airport. Photo Jeff Sorrell
Everest expedition climbing equipment for equipment check at hotel. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Everest expedition duffle bags ready to transfer from Kathmandu Domestic airport to Lukla Airport. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Back to top
7 April: Today is our team briefing and last minute shopping, then packing for tomorrows early morning flight to Lukla.
6 April: Our members are arriving in Kathmandu and we are checking their gear, then taking them out to the shops to buy and rent/hire what they need. Delicious dinner at a cultural dance restaurant.
SummitClimb Everest Nepal Team
- Dan Mazur- Leader UK/USA
- Roland Y., USA
- John R., USA
- Ole J. K., Norway
- Mr Steiner S., Norway
- Anthony S., USA
- Damian B., Australia
- Oshrit M., Isreal
- Jürgen K., Germany.
- Szczepan B., Polish
- Sylwia B., Polish
- Arkadiusz B., Polish
- Hanna B., Polish
- Krzysztof S., Polish
- Mariusz S., Polish
- Mito B., India
- Andrew M., UK
- Robert N., Sweden
- Stef W. W., Belgium
- Jakub B., Polish
- Michal Z., Polish
SummitClimb Everest Nepal Training Camp 3 team
- Paul H., Australia
- David M., Australia
- Michael T., UK
- Dennis M., Germany
- Jeff S., USA
- Hagen S., Germany
- Todd H., Australia
Everest Basecamp Trek Team
- Carol R., USA
- Robert R., USA
- Martin S., USA
SummitClimb Island Peak Team
- Amy K., USA
- Melanie T., USA
SummitClimb Everest Glacier School Team
- Michiko E., Japanese
- John B., UK
- Ed M., USA
- James P., USA
- Travis L., USA
- Anthony J. D., UK
- Lauren S., New Zealand
- Brendan W., New Zealand
- John K. G. (Kelly, USA
- Curt S., USA Back to top