Monday, July 22, 2024
Everest 2024

Everest Updates – 24th May


Updates on 24th May from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2024



8k Expeditions

“On the early morning of May 21, 2024, at around 4:40 AM, climbers Mr. Daniel Paul Paterson and Mr. Pastenji Sherpa heroically reached the summit of Mount Everest. Tragically, during their descent near the Hillary Step at approximately 8800 meters, they were caught in a sudden cornice fall, which impact the group of climbers. Despite exhaustive search efforts, we regret to confirm that Daniel and Pastenji were unable to be recovered from following incident.
Pastenji Sherpa (2001–2024) was a dedicated climber from his youth, with impressive climbs under his belt including twice on Mt. Everest, K2, Amadablam, and several other 6000m peaks. His warm spirit, kindness, and outstanding expertise made him one of the premier guides at 8K Expeditions.
Daniel Paul Paterson (1984–2024) was equally committed to climbing, known for his robust fitness, uplifting positivity, and strong determination. He had successfully summited Island Peak and Amadablam previously and tackled Everest with intense preparation and determination.
We remember and honor their enduring spirits and extend our deepest condolences to their grieving families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this profoundly difficult time.”


Madison Mountaineering

“We are thrilled to announce that 100% of the 2024 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team has successfully reached the highest point on Earth at 29,032 feet – the summit of Mount Everest!
After some photos, hugs, and high-fives, the team made their descent and have arrived back in Camp 4!
Congratulations to the entire team on this incredible achievement. We are so proud and look forward to welcoming everyone back into base camp soon!”

SummitClimb Team

“Hi this is David, everyone is now down here at camp 2, exhausted, it’s been a long long day. Very proud of everyone’s efforts. A special mention for Eoin, a type 1 diabetic, possibly only the fifth type 1 to ever summit.”



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