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  • Everest Nepal News 2016 The Famous Hillary Step. Climbing climbing toward to summit. Photo Sange
  • EverestNews Panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse from Pumori ABC. Photo David Maidment
  • Everest Nepal News 2016 Panoramic view of Everest Basecamp with lots of tents. Photo David Maidment
  • Everest Nepal News 2016 Member on the suspension bridge. Photo Mitch
  • Everest Nepal News 2016 Our team members ascending the Lhotse face. Photo David
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Everest News of our recent expedition: Everest Nepal Summit,  Mount Lhotse, Everest Training Climb, 8 April to 6 June

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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.

26 April - Just arrived C2 at 6500m / 21,500ft on a sunny very windy day. Everest and Lhotse are getting slammed above us.

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

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 !

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

View from pumori. View of Lhotse from Pumori ABC. Photo David Maidment

Star and moons are in the sky and lights are up inside tents  Sherpas at the Khumbu Ice Fall

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

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

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

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

Fix rope training near big ice wall. Ladder crossing training at Basecamp. Photo David Maidment


Ready to go at Pumori ABC  Lunch time

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

Player Flag at Basecamp. Present location at Basecamp. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput

Everest Basecamp khumbu Icefall Glacier before reaching basecamp

Everest Basecamp khumbu Icefall.  Glacier before reaching basecamp. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput

17 April :

  • 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. Our sherpa  receiving a blessing from the local Buddhist Lama in Pangboche.

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 Team met from Poland.

Can you see Mount Everest. Photo Stef Wolf Wolput. Team met from Poland. Photo John Alexander

 Hiking up to Namche Bazaar.  Members and Namche at arial view

 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

Members at Sangboche, front view Mount Everest.  Jokiyo carring loads toward to other camp Photo John Alexander

Namche bazaar Jokiyo carring loads toward to other camp

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.

Members at Sangboche above Namche Bazaar.  Members hiking around in Namche.  Photo John Alexander

museum at Sangboche One of the suspension bridge

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

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 Sorrel Mount Everest view at Sangboche. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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 Sorrel Jokiyo. Photo Jeff Sorrel

Himalayan Dog at Lukla shreet. Photo Jeff Sorrell. Jokiyo. Photo Jeff Sorrell.

Statue of Tenzing Norgay. Photo Jeff Sorrel Mules going back to Luka after loading up. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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 Sorrel Prayer flag on the way. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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 Sorrel Mule at Lukla. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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 Sorrel Small plane ready to take off from Lukla airport. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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 Sorrel Everest expedition duffle bags ready to transfer from Kathmandu Domastic airport to Lukla Airport. Photo Jeff Sorrel

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.

Team Roster

SummitClimb Everest Nepal Team

  • Dan Mazur- Leader UK/USA
  • Roland Yearwood, USA
  • John Rigney, USA
  • Ole Jakob Kjoelvik, Norway
  • Mr Steiner Salte, Norway
  • Anthony Sanchez, USA
  • Damian Bourke, Australia
  • Oshrit Mori, Isreal    
  • Jürgen Kreß, Germany.
  • Szczepan Brzeski, Polish
  • Sylwia Bajek, Polish
  • Arkadiusz Babij, Polish
  • Hanna Bruss, Polish
  • Krzysztof Sabisz, Polish
  • Mariusz Szczuraszek, Polish
  • Mito Borang, India
SummitClimb Lhotse Team

  • Andrew Mcpherson, UK
  • Robert Nyberg, Sweden
  • Stef Wolf Wolput, Belgium
  • Jakub Bojan, Polish
  • Michal Zajaczkowsk, Polish

SummitClimb Everest Nepal Training Camp 3 team

  • Paul Harvell, Australia
  • David Maidment, Australia
  • Michael Tomordy, UK
  • Dennis Mildenburger, Germany
  • Jeff Sorrell, USA
  • Hagen Steiner, Germany
  • Todd Hepburn, Australia

Everest Basecamp Trek Team

  • Carol Rudolph, USA
  • Robert Rudolph, USA
  • Martin Slater, USA

SummitClimb Island Peak Team

  • Amy Kleisser, USA
  • Melanie Thomas, USA

SummitClimb Everest Glacier School Team

  • Michiko Eto, Japanese
  • John Beavis, UK

  • Ed Montgomery, USA
  • James Powlesland, USA
  • Travis Lubinski, USA
  • Anthony James Dent, UK
  • Lauren Smith, New Zealand
  • Brendan Wallace, New Zealand
  • John Kelton Garrod (Kelly, USA
  • Curt Sydenham, USA Back to top