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Everest 2024

Everest Updates – 26th April

 

Updates on 26th April from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2024

 

 

Lakpa Sherpa

“Congratulations to our team for their successful ascent of the demanding Lobuche Peak! A special commendation goes to Mr. Frank Loke, whose impressive climbing resume includes scaling Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) in 2021 and K2 (8,611m), the world’s second-highest peak, in 2022. As he looks forward to his next challenge, Mr. Frank aims to conquer Everest once again in the spring of 2024, this time without the use of supplemental oxygen. We wholeheartedly extend our best wishes for his upcoming “Everest Expedition without O2 Spring 2024.”

Angs Himalayan Adventures

“Tonight Andrew Leslie and our lead guide Pk Sherpa goes out for first rotation to C1, then C2 and touch C3 while Mingma Lama and Sonam Sherpa goes tonight straight to C2 and back with supplies while I hold the fort at Base Camp. “Team Uprising” all pumped and ready to roll.”

Rhett Evans

“Yesterday, on the last section to the summit I had what I thought was a solid foot hold, as I placed by bodyweight on it to stand up the ice gave way and I fell several feet. The ascender did its job and stay locked in place. The bad news is all of my bodyweight came crashing down on my extended left shoulder. I think the adrenaline and the will get to summit and back down superseded the pain at the time, but last night it hit me and I woke up this morning unable to raise my left arm above my head…. Fortunately, one of the climbers on our team is a physical therapist and has been working on it now that we’re back to EBC. I’ve found someone who has an extra right handed ascender, so I’m going to switch arms and see how it goes during our crevasse rescue, ladder, and icefall navigation training which begins the day after tomorrow. Now back to the quote. For whatever reason this expedition has been a continual test of adversity. The mountain seems to be throwing snowballs at me. I’ve got to stay positive and work on those things I can control. Right now my right arm is working and I’ll put it to the test during our upcoming training. Praying that it’s just a strain and not another tear. More to come.”

Madison Mountaineering

“Our Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse teams have spent the last few days preparing for their first acclimatization rotation. Ascending and descending fixed lines, ladder crossings, and more help our teams refresh, simulate, and sharpen their skills for the terrain they’ll encounter in the Khumbu Icefall and higher on the mountain.

Everyone is doing great and we’re looking forward to climbing Lobuche East soon for our first rotation!”

 

 

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