We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team has successfully reached the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth, and safely returned to their tents at Camp 4! The team all reached the top between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM NPT (local time) and enjoyed a magnificent summit day complete with sunshine, little wind, great route conditions, and the route (mostly) to themselves.
Congratulations to the team and and a heartfelt thank you goes out to our rockstar Sherpa team and support staff! This incredible feat would not be possible without them.
Congratulations to all!! Well done!!
SNT-Everest expedition-S2023 lead by Mr. Ben Jones with, Mr. Kevin Cook, Mr, Benjamin M Shulewa, USA and Ms Catherine LeBlanc, Canada along with 3 Nepali climbing guide Karma Sarki Sherpa Dawa Geljee Sherpa and Pasang Sona Sherpa summited at 09:45am 24 May 2023. Total 7 pax reached the summit and safe return to base camp.
Hi this is David from the south col, all members are now back here or at lower camps after an amazing no wind summit of Everest in the early morning. Also our Lhotse team summited this morning at 10am. Well Done!
Climbing The Seven Summits
As our final Everest summiteers of the season, Julie and guide Tendi, descend to the safety of base camp, our Everest and Lhotse 2023 expedition draws to a close. With nearly 50 Everest summits and 10 Lhotse summits, it has a been a busy and fruitful season. We’ve been lucky to climb with an amazing team of people from all around the globe and we were honored to support them in their journeys. Our climbers represented 15 different countries from 4 continents and with our trekking team all 6 inhabited continents were represented. At the end of the day it’s about the people you climb and trek with that make the experience and we had an amazing crew who will remember this adventure and each other for a lifetime. And we look forward to 2024.
Pioneer Adventures is extremely proud to inform you that Yangji Sherpa has successfully summited Mt. Everest at 8:40 am on May 17, 2023.
Yangji’s story is a remarkable one. She hasn’t climbed any mountain peaks before Everest. With the support of Pioneer Adventure Team and with sheer determination, willpower and resolve she summited the highest mountain in the world.
She kept her promise and stood on top of Mt. Everest with the map and the flag of Nepal.
Yangji Sherpa was born in the Makalu Village Development Committee in a small village called Nurbu Gaun. The residents of Nurbu Gaun are warm and welcoming and are always helpful to foreigners who visit or pass by.
Her mother Furdiki Sherpa and her father Temba Nurbu Sherpa are farmers. Yangji used to tend to the animals in her village, and started working as a porter at the age of 15 in the Makalu region. She once carried gas cylinders from Hile to Sherpani Col via Makalu Base Camp, one of the most difficult loads she had to carry as it hurt her back terribly. Yangji always made sure to follow the expedition teams and always arrived at the destination on time. This helped her earn some money to start a small business. As she is the eldest in the family it was her responsibility to support her family. She has one sister and three brothers. Her brothers too are involved in trekking.
It has been almost 30 years since Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first Nepalese woman to climb the Mount Everest on 22 April, 1993, representing all Nepali women. It was Yangji’s dream as a child to follow Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s footsteps and scale the highest mountains in the world.
Yangji Sherpa has proven no matter what your struggle is in life you can always make your dreams come true!
Again, we whole-heartedly congratulate Yangji Sherpa for her tremendous achievement and wish her all the best in all of her future climbing adventures!
We are full of gratitude for an other super successful Everest season. We could not only keep our consistent 100% success rate with a zero accident record (both unmatched in this industry), our FLASH™ members topped out on Lhotse and Everest in only 22 days. Amongst them the first Afghan to summit Everest, @sidiqi1977
There are two more truly remarkable feats: One of our Everest FLASH™ members managed to climb from the US to the summit in only 8 days (with prior acclimatization) and one of our Lhotse FLASH™ members climbed from Andorra (Europe) to the summit in unbelievable 5 days! He also had previous acclimatization. We are slowly getting close to the ultimate One Week Everest FLASH™ Expedition
Hi all! On May 22, I was evacuated from a height of 6500 meters to Kathmandu. Now I am in the hospital with a diagnosis of cerebral edema.
The thing is unpleasant, but there are positive changes — I’m already much better! See, I’m lying, breathing oxygen! They put droppers, injections, in general, everything! I’ve been much better since yesterday.
I saw the photo, and I didn’t look very good… But now everything is fine, I’m on the mend. In a day, I think, I will sign out. I plan to be in Moscow on May 26 in the morning! Hugs!