A summary of events from the slopes of Everest on 22nd May 2022.
Taken from Social Media and Team Pages – updated throughout the day
On May 20th, 2022 7:25AM we summited Mt. Everest and stood on top of the world.
23 hours later, we summited Mt. Lhotse – the 4th tallest mountain in the world.
Sange Sherpa – none of this would be possible without you. You deserve all of the credit. Thank you. Garrett, Terray and Rob you are undoubtedly the best of the best. Thank you for everything.
And lastly, but most importantly, together we have raised over $140,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (@jdrfhq). The funds will help JDRF fund life-changing breakthroughs to remove the incredible daily burden of Type 1 Diabetes – until it no longer exists. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Dedicating this one to all the Sherpas, the true heros of Everest, including my Sherpa Karma @sherpa6077
He’s been there for me all the time during the whole summit push. Despite carrying heavy loads (including my spare oxygen), being tired from running up and down between Camp 2 and 3 right before our climb, having a headache which he tried to stop by putting cold snow on his forehead, and dealing with me moaning how hot I was, he was there all the way! Brave, strong, patient and kind. Thank you so much Karma
Dr Sara Safari
On May 20th, I successfully summited Mt Everest along with our team. This was the 7th and conclusion of my Seven Summits project, as the 1st Iranian woman to summit the highest peak of each of the 7 continents. All of these summits raised awareness and funds for women’s empowerment around the world, each benefiting a different organization
The spots you see on my face are 4 loving kisses Everest gave me when I got to the summit. I dedicate this summit to you all who lovingly supported me throughout this long expedition, and with your continuous kind and positive messages helped propel me up the mountain. I LOVE YOU ALL
The reality of reaching Everest summit is that you’re faced with a flood of emotions. There is joy and elation from having accomplished a dream you chased for many years. On the flip side, there is fear triggered by survival instinct, telling you to remain focus every step of the way and to descend immediately. While you feel proud to stand up tall at the summit, but at the same you feel small surrounded by these giants mountains. It’s a magical experience I will forever cherish.