Eight up to the summit and Eight down from the Summit to
high camp or below... Update:
This is Ryan Waters checking in
with good news for the SummitClimb team on May 21st. I'm reporting in from
Camp 1 in my luxury office here where I've been monitoring our summit team for
the past 24 hours. I'm pleased to announce that SummitClimb has put 8 people
on the summit of Everest. And more importantly, they're all back down the
mountain in various locations, either Camp 3, Camp 2, or I even just saw,
believe it or not, one of my Tibetan climbers Pasang walk by Camp 1 at 9:30 at
night and he's feeling ok.
news-here are the people that have summitted at various times between 11am and
roughly 2-3pm Chinese time on the 21st. I'll get it more specific later on
when I talk to my staff members. Mr. Neal Jing from the U.S., a Chinese
American, has summitted, Pasang Tsering, from Tibet, Jangbu Sherpa, our
Sirdar, Penba Tsering from Tibet, Luda Tsering from Tibet, Mr. Magnus Flock
from Sweden, Furtenji Sherpa from Nepal, and Zemba Ang Babu Sherpa from
Nepal. So 8 people.
Fredrick Strang made a huge effort, reached above the Second Step, decided to
make a very wise decision and turned around due to very cold feet and hands.
I think he made a smart choice. He's ok, he's back down in Camp 3 sleeping.
We also fixed rope, our Sirdar at least two of our other staff carried rope
from our camp and possibly some from the communal rope, I'm not sure exactly
the specifics yet. But they did fix rope quite a bit of the way from the
First Step to the Summit Pyramid. That's all for now. We're expecting bad
weather tomorrow. We're trying to get everyone down and get our highest camps
down the mountain to beat the bad weather tomorrow that's supposed to be on
it's way. That's it from here. The luxurious life of Everest climbers, I'm
about to sleep with the luxury of a hot water bottle and a frozen snickers.
OK, we'll check in when we have more, goodnight everyone.
Update: Magnus Flock and Neal Jing
from the USA has summited Mt Everest along with 6 Sherpas/Tibetans. All are at
Camp 3 or below. Fredrick
Strang attempted the mountain but had to turn back above the Second Step. Ryan
Waters, expedition leader, send his Climbing Sirdar Jangbu Sherpa ahead with 2
other staff members (Sherpas or Tibetans) from SummitClimb and a Nepalese
Sherpas from another team to fix ropes ahead of the climbers...
Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar
Sherpa, Head Cook
Below is an updated list of
our Tibetan staff: Special thanks to the Tibet Guide School:
Tibetan Kitchen Staff:
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