Despite facing difficult weather conditions, the Everest rope fixing team perseveres with their mission to fix the line to the summit. According to Mingma G , the team is set to move to Camp 4 at midnight on May 11, with plans to reach the summit on May 13 or 14.
The team completed the second phase of fixing the rope up to Camp 4 at 7900 meters on April 23. In a touching gesture, the team has dedicated this year’s rope-fixing efforts on Everest and Lhotse to their teammates and brothers who tragically lost their lives in the Khumbu Icefall incident on April 12, 2023.
The fixing team is led by Dawa Gyalje Sherpa, a highly skilled and certified UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide with a remarkable track record of climbing 12 of the 14 highest peaks in the world, including Everest, 12 times.
With @dawagyaljesherpa , Seven other experience Sherpas Da Jangbu Sherpa, Phur Gyalje Sherpa, Lakpa Tenzing Sherpa, Pasang Nima Sherpa, Dipen Gurung, Lakpa Sherpa, and Nima Nuru Sherpa from Imagine Nepal will do the fixing this year.
Imagine Nepal’s Lhotse fixing team departing Base Camp to set the summit line. Four experienced climbers en route!
Dawa Tenjin Sherpa, Tamting Sherpa, Pasang Namgyal Sherpa and Pempa Tamang!
I’m back to Camp 2! ! ! what a long and hard morning from base camp to camp2! ! !
Our team has now all returned from drop downs or general rest and is assembled back in camp. We are, as are all teams, at the mercy of a few important developments – the summit rope fixing team has been hampered by consistent strong winds on the upper mountain, our Sherpa climbing team needs to finalize our camp 4, and a close look at summit weather forecast, all playing into our next movement.
All the climbers on our groups are ready and feeling anxious to get going. Today we will hold a summit meeting to start to get in the mindset. Review O2 systems and more. Generally start to get in the Summit push mode so that we are ready to begin the climb when the time is right!
This is it! The weather is turning in our favor and we are going for our Everest summit push tonight! I’m a bit emotional with all the energy that has gone into this summit attempt. Over the next 5 days we will be working our way up the tallest mountain in the world…additionally I’m climbing the neighboring mountain, Lohtse (4th highest in the world) right after summiting Everest. It’s going to be a haul but…LET’S GO! God be with each step I take, and keep me safe
It’s almost 40 days since we started the expedition. And this waiting time is the time when our patience is checked. Because you are tired of taking rest and you want to get the real action get going. Sometimes, because of the negative thoughts you start thinking, will you be able to make it or not, sleepless nights make you overthink, and your bad health forces you to give up……
But giving up is not in the blood, sir!
Now that the wait is over, we are finally starting our summit push. The 12th night of May is the night we start for the summit push.