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Everest News - From Everest Nepal Camp 3 Training Climb, and Everest Basecamp Trek Expedition News, Spring

  • 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

steinar salte at the summit of Everest Damian Bourke at the south col summit. Photo Damian

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

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

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 Climber working on Hillary step seen from Top

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

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


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

At SouthCol. Climber helping mate after summit of Everest. Photo steinar salte

Climbing up to Camp 3 in fix rope Going down after summit

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.

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

Ole Jakob Kjoelvik and Steiner Salte at camp side. On the way to summit. Photo steinar salte

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27 May - Currently snowing heavily in Everest basecamp. Local time 06:51 am.

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.

At summit of lhotse. Member enjoying everest ridge and Lhotse and Nuptse too. Photo robert Nyberg

18 May -

  • 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 Andrew and Dan relaxing at camp side

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

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

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

Lhotse Face.  Ice fall. Photo Michael Tomordy

Going from camp 1 to camp 2 Dan Mazur and Micheal at camp 2

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.

6 May -

  • 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

5 May -

  • 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.

A view of the decent, repeling down Lhotse. On my way up Lhotse face. Straight up. Photo Tony Sanchez

2 May -

  • 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

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.

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.

I'm amazed the Sherpa cook could make a cake rise at 6500m. You can see the impact of the daily wear and tear on my face. There they go. I will leave tomorrow

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.

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

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

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

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

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