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Everest 2024

Everest Updates – 23rd May


Updates on 23rd May from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2024



Ascent Himalayas Team

“Congratulations to the incredible team for reaching the summit of Mt. Everest this morning around 3:30-4:00am! 
Lakpa Sherpa
Samuel Lindley(UK)
Pasang Sherpa
Gethin Davies(UK)
Pasang Gyalgen Sherpa
Samuel Williams(UK)
Mingmar Sherpa
Danurbu Sherpa”

Adventure Consultants Team

“Summit Summit!!
Two words over the radio was all we needed for celebrations in Base Camp.
The first of our team have arrived at the Summit.
Ang Dorjee Sherpa, Nepal
Neil Long, UK
Nathan Anderton, Australia
Finn Ghent, Australia
Robert Ocampo, United States
Chhewang Dorjee Sherpa
Sanduk Dorji Tamang
Tenji Sherpa, Nepal
Tashi Thundu Sherpa
Cheppi Bhote
Pasang Rinji Sherpa
Rita Dorjee Sherpa
Pemba Chhewang Sherpa
Temba Bhote
Rob Smith, Ireland
Ram, UK
Pasang Bhote
Pasang Anju Bhote
Dawa Tsering Sherpa
Congratulations on reaching the Top of the World, summit of Mt Everest and to Neil and Finn for completing their Seven Summits!”

Rhett Evans

“Stood on the highest point on planet earth this morning. What a view! Can’t wait to share the experience once I’m back to civilization.
Wow! That was hard!
I’m back at camp 4 safely. Going to rest here for a bit and then head down to camp 3 and might even go to C2.  It was so freaking hard yet so freaking incredible.”

Climbalaya Team

“Nawang Rapgay Sherpa reached the peak on May 22nd with the Chinese team. This morning at 9:26 AM (Chinese time), Scott Cutlan and Pemba Tenjin Sherpa also triumphed at the summit.
Congratulations to all!”

14 Peaks Expeditions

“We are overjoyed to share the incredible achievements of our team on top of the world ! Today i.e., May 23, 2024, our determined climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest. This remarkable feat showcases the unwavering dedication and hard work of each member of our expedition. Here are the details of their successful summit times:

2:20 AM
1. Mr. Vladimir Kotlyar – Russia
2. Mr. Alexander Bachmann – Germany
3. Mr. Ngima Dorchi Sherpa – Makalu 1, Sankhuwasava
4. Mr. Dorchi Sherpa – Makalu 2, Sankhuwasava

3:15 AM
5. Ms. Zhamilya Bashirova – Kazakhstan
6. Mr. Pasang Sherpa – Makalu 2, Sankhuwasava
7. Mr. Renji Sherpa – Makalu 2, Sankhuwasava

4:50 AM
8. Mr. Ilim Karypbekov – Kyrgyzstan,
9. Mr. Tenjing Gelji Sherpa – Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasava
10. Mr. Tenjing Sherpa – Makalu 2, Sankhuwasava

7:00 AM
11. Mr. Damiano Salvato – Italy
12. Mr. Ngima Dorchi Sherpa – Solukhumbu
13. Mr. Karma Gelje Sherpa – Makalu 1, Sankhuwasava

7:50 AM
14. Mr. Harpreet Singh Cheema – USA
15. Mrs. Navneet Kaur Cheema – USA
16. Mr. Tashi Galji Sherpa – Solukhumbu
17. Mr. Mingma Thinduk Sherpa – Makalu 2, Sankhuwasava
18. Mr. Sonam Dorchi Sherpa – Solukhumbu
19. Mr. Pasang Tenji Sherpa – Solukhumbu

We are immensely proud of their accomplishments. Thank you for choosing 14 Peaks Expedition as your expedition partner. We wish you a safe route back down the mountain.”

Alpine Ascents

“May 23, 2024 at 9:45am local time, Ben and the entire Alpine Ascents team stood on the summit of Mount Everest. They climbed through the night with clear skies, a full moon, and minimal traffic. Perfect day for 100% team success. Congratulations, Ben Jones, Meredith Mercer, Joshua Gates, Kara Gilliland, Adam Wos and Christopher Nemorow plus a team of five Sherpa limbers led by Ngima Tenzing Sherpa.
They are all safely back to the South Col now. They’ll rest briefly before continuing to descend to Basecamp tomorrow, where we’ll have more updates.”

Elite Expedition

“Everest – The journey to the top of the world
Everyone comes for their own reasons/goals but all share the same awe and respect for this towering giant. Whether seeking personal triumph, spiritual enlightenment, or personal discovery, the ascent up Mount Everest is a unifying challenge that transcends individual ambitions.
Today we had another summit success on Everest:
1. Jack English
2. Dawa Temba
3. Surendra Tamang
Congratulations to the members. We are super proud on their success. They are all safe at C4.”


Pioneer Adventure

“We’re excited to announce the successful summit of Mt. Everest by our incredible team on May 23, 2024. Their journey showcases perseverance, strong determination, and the spirit of camaraderie:
Summiter Name list:
1.Rigzin  – 4:00 A.M. ( Without Supplementary Oxygen)
2.Rajashakar Reddy Kendi  – 4:32 A.M.
3.David Charles Fathalikhani  – 5:00 A.M.
4.Ligia Maria Madrigal Moya  – 5:00 A.M.
5.John Retth Evans – 5:00 A.M.
6.Nangsal Choedon Lama 🇳🇵 – 3:15 A.M. (now attempting the fastest Everest traverse to Lhotse.)
7.Kusangdorchi Sherpa
8. Om Bahadur Gurung
9.Phurthile Sherpa
10.Phudorchi Sherpa
This achievement was made possible through exceptional teamwork and support. We are immensely proud of our climbers and their outstanding accomplishment.”



“All of our Everest and Lhotse climbers are now headed down to EBC or camp 2 today. We look forward to having them all off the mountain soon.”

Lukas Furtenbach

“I am not sure what to say. I feel humble and thankful. After a difficult start with the north side this year, we could finally enter Tibet on May 12 with a small skeleton team. Only 11 days later (yes, it was of course a Flash expedition) we are the first foreigners to summit from the north side after 2019. We had the mountain to ourselves. With perfect conditions. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and not many people will experience an empty Everest ever again. I am aware how magical this is. Have I deserved it? I am not sure. But I am so thankful for the best Everest summit I ever had. These 11 days Everest expedition changed a lot for me. Thank you to Mingma Dorchi (Makalu) and our amazing Sherpapower team. The fact that both our expeditions, North and South, have again a 100% success rate makes this season even more special. We are now the only operator running Everest expeditions from both sides with years of experience on both sides.”

Rajan Dwivedi

“When I was coming down on May 19th and 20th, I saw many climbers in quite precarious situation hanging on the rope and their Sherpas struggling to pull them down or convincing them to climb down at their own. These Sherpas looked helpless. Many were not responding and in sleepy/zombie state. One guy near Lhotse C4 and close to Geneva Spur lost his crampon and he said his Sherpa abandoned him. This climber was clinging on the rope for his life as exposure at this location was very steep! Few Indian climbers were pulled by their Sherpas while they were shaking and crying causing a traffic jam including one in Lhotse C4 had potentially all ten fingers frozen. My Polish friend Simon gave him hand warmers and his pair of extra gloves. My tent mate got frostbite and some temporary snow blindness. He was hospitalized in HAMs for observation. I had an issue on the summit as I ran out of O2 but my 2nd Sherpa immediately changed the bottle on the spot. I saw 4 dead bodies, 2 from this year that impacted me emotionally and reminded me to get down the mountain quickly. Mountaineering on Everest gave me a mixed feelings.”

Vinayak Jaya Malla

“At 6:00 am on May 21, 2024, I, along with Luchito Villena and Budhha stood atop the world’s highest peak and are now safely back in Base Camp.
The Everest summit ridge felt different than my previous experiences on the mountain. There was soft snow, many cornices and rocky sections covered in snow. The weather station was even half buried in snow.
After summiting, we crossed the Hillary Step, traffic was moving slowly then suddenly a cornice collapsed a few meters ahead of us. There was also a cornice under us.
As the cornice collapsed, four climbers nearly perished yet were clipped onto the rope and self-rescued. Sadly, two climbers are still missing. We tried to traverse yet it was impossible due to the traffic on the fixed line.
Many climbers were stuck in the traffic and oxygen was running low. I was able to start breaking a new route for the descending traffic to begin moving slowly once again.
We returned to rest at Camp 3 and proceed back to Base Camp on May 22.”



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