Everest Diaries – 16th May

 

A summary of events from the slopes of Everest on 16th May 2022.

Taken from Social Media and Team Pages – updated throughout the day


SummitClimb

Good News! Another one of our Everest members and Sherpas reached Everest Summit this morning at 3am. Congratulations!!! Now they are coming down. We wish them a very safe descent. By the way, the next part of our team, including 7 members and 7 Sherpas, left base camp this morning at 1:30 am. They are also heading for Everest summit, planning to reach the top of the world in 4 days from now. Please keep checking back for current updates!

Amazing Lhotse News! Our member just summited Lhotse at 730am this morning with his awesome Sherpa. This is incredible because the same people Just Summited Everest Yesterday! So they achieved the true “double header of Nepal”, climbing to the top of Everest yesterday, and then to the summit of Lhotse today. Wow. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! now they are on their way down and let’s all wish them a very safe descent.

Imagine Nepal

Our Imagine Nepal Everest Expedition 2022 Team summit Mt.Everest 8848.86 today (2022-05-16) morning in between 4am-6:40am.
Congratulations to all.

Summiter list:
1. Abdul Muhammad (Pakistan)
2. Liu wenwei (China)
3. Hai QIANNAN (China)
4. Anna surysheva (Russian)
5. Nathan Peter Longman (Australia)
6. Feng jianfei (china)
7. zhan xiongchang (china)
8. Miss montana twinprai (Thailand)
9. Raju lama (nepal)
10. Ramkumar shrestha (nepal
11. Suraj Paudyal (Nepal)
12. Mingma G (with out oxygen)
13. . Dawa Tenjin Sherpa (Nepal)
14. Ngima Nuru Sherpa (Nepal)
15. Pasang Bhote (Nepal)
16. Mingma Chhiri Sherpa (Nepal)
17. Chhiring Sherpa (Nepal)
18. Tenjin Salaka Bhote (Nepal)
19. Furtemba Sherpa (Nepal)
20. Sonam Tashi Sherpa (Nepal)
21. Kili Pemba Sherpa (Nepal)
22. Angdu Sherpa (Nepal)
23. Thiley Sherpa (Nepal)
24. Pasang Dawa Sherpa (Nepal)
25. Jamchang Bhote (Nepal)
26. Densa Bhote (Nepal)
27.Ngima Dorjee Sherpa (Nepal)
Leader: Mingma G
Gear Partner: HIMALI
Technical Partner : Nepal National Mountain Guide Association – NNMGA

Pioneer Adventures

Yet another Victory🙌
Today’s Achievement:
Everest Summit: – 4:50 AM (5/16/2022)
• Satish Sir
• Pasang Sherpa
Lhotse Summit: (5/16/2022)
• Narender, 5: 00AM
• Gelu Sherpa, 4:50 AM
• Eichul Chung, 4:50 AM
• Sanu Sherpa, 4:50 AM
It has always been a pleasure to be part of your achievements. An arduous journey that we started together when comes to fruition, there is always a delight, and immense happiness as it is not only your victory but also ours too; our victory in gaining your trust, companionship, and cooperation.
Congratulations to all team members and international alpinists of the Everest Expedition and Lhotse Expedition.

Mountain Professionals

We commend our entire team this year, clients and staff. In an anomaly year where smaller group sizes prevailed in general for all climbing groups, we as well shared the season with just a couple climbers. Both gave a great personal effort on Everest in pushing the limits of taking on the Big E.
Our staff did an outstanding job of preparing the route with camps and logistics from Basecamp to Camp 4. Alas, the final goal was decided that future attempts for both our climbers was the most prudent in great conversations of self selection and coaching from the guide staff.
It has been a very positive experience for all and on the Mtn Pros side and we look forward to future climbs with our team members this season to facilitate another attempt in the coming years.

Everest Expeditions

Mission accomplished for our first group!
*100 percent success rate!

Everest only team, summit date: 15 May
Lhotse only team, summit date: 15 May
Everest/Lhotse summit date: Everest (15 May) | Lhotse (16 May)

Our incredible first group for our Everest/Lhotse team has all accomplished their goal.

With perfect weather window for summit, their patience was rewarded. This team have been brilliant – really strong, positive and determined to learn and to be the best. We @eliteexped had a pleasure of guiding you all and watching you grow in strength and confidence – we couldn’t be more prouder of you!
Our team respects your effort, hard work and patience enduring time away from your families for these past month.
Huge congratulations once again 🎉👏
Stay tuned for updates on our 2nd group who are now waiting for their turn

Summiting Members:
Everest Lhotse Summiteers:
1. Juan Diego Martinez🇲🇽
2. Silvia Azdreeva 🇧🇬
3. Remy Kloos 🇿🇦

Everest Summiteers:
1. Alex Uddin 🇬🇧
2. David Vartan Brock 🇬🇧
3. David Klint 🇸🇪
4. Dr Badr Alshibani 🇸🇦
5. Gabriel Tarso 🇧🇷
6. Mario Fernando Villagran 🇪🇨
7. Marta Misztal 🇵🇱
8. Sabrina Filzmoser 🇦🇹
9. Steve Davis 🇬🇧

Lhotse Summiteers:
1. Alasdair Mckenzie 🇫🇷 (Youngest to summit Lhotse, 17yrs 10 mnths & 25 days)
2. Magdalena Madej 🇵🇱
3. @victorrimac 🇵🇪 (without supplementary O2)

Sherpa Team
Everest Lhotse:
1. @nimsdai (without O2)🇳🇵
2. Lakpa Dendi Sherpa 🇳🇵
3. Dawa Chettar Sherpa 🇳🇵
4. Tenji Sherpa 🇳🇵
5. Pasang Tendi Sherpa 🇳🇵

Everest:
1. @mingma_david_sherpa 🇳🇵
2. Yukta Gurung 🇳🇵
3. Kitemba Sherpa 🇳🇵
4. Pasang Norbu Sherpa🇳🇵
5. Pam Dorje Sherpa 🇳🇵
6. Pasang Chiri Sherpa 🇳🇵
7. Phur Lakpa Sherpa 🇳🇵
8. Mingmar Sherpa 🇳🇵
9. Pemba Dorje Sherpa 🇳🇵
10. Karma Gelje Sherpa 🇳🇵
11. @sherpapemchhiri🇳🇵
12. Mitra Bahadur Tamang 🇳🇵
13. Dorje Sherpa 🇳🇵
14. Mingma Gyabu Sherpa 🇳🇵
15. Mingma Sherpa 🇳🇵

Lhotse:
1. @phurba_sonam_sherpa 🇳🇵
2. @climber_ramesh 🇳🇵
3. Lakpa Sherpa 🇳🇵

Keep up to date with @eliteexped

Elia Saikaly

Top of the world.
Well… that was one hell of a ride. The best way to describe the way PK and I work is that it’s a video-game-like two-man crew on a non-stop high reality TV shoot at 29, 035ft where no one stops and we keep racing ahead while staying ahead. There’s a constant muffled dialogue between us due to our oxygen masks, we’re communicating how to navigate complex territory while getting the shots we’re looking for.
This year was particularly incredible because we shot the entire summit night under a near full moon, with the mountains fully lit, a night where neither of us used headlamps and the footage through my viewfinder looked completely surreal. As PK managed audio with an eye on safety, I recorded lightning storms in the distance and questioned whether what I was seeing unfolding was possible. It was by far some of the most spectacular footage I’ve ever shot on Everest – all at night.
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There were dozens of incredible moments, but the one that sticks out was when I was above the Hillary Step in the dark and I couldn’t quite see the team below so I asked PK if he thought straddling the rock with at 7000ft drop below was a good idea and he replied: ‘I think so, why not?’. So I flung one foot across and sat down on the frigid jagged rock and swung the other leg over and hung on the safety line and filmed into oblivion during the most dramatic moment of the climb.
Hard to believe I did this with a fractured fibula (hit by a motorcycle one day before the expedition began) and PK was suffering from Costochondritis. We powered through and just got on with it. Mind over matter.
To PK, my Sherpa brother and our Nepalese crew supporting us: thank you!
Dorje Gyaljen Sherpa
Chjewang Dorje Sherpa
Cheten Dorje Sherpa
Kami Ritha Sherpa
Jangbu Sherpa
Thank you to the hundreds of Nepalese high altitude climbers and staff who work incredibly hard to render this mountain accessible to all who aspire to seek safe passage and safe return to the roof of the world.

Shehroze Kashif – Lhotse 

Alhamdulillah Shehroze Kashif has summited Lhotse 8516m (4th highest) in #Nepal at 5:49 a.m.

World Youngest to summit 4 highest 8000er peaks of the world.

Ma Sha Allah 6 X 8000ers !!!

Congrats Pakistan


Selected Trackers

Gabriel Tarso

Jon Gupta

Kenton Cool

Sabrina Filzmoser

Zach White