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Everest summits from both sides – updated

Plenty of summit are reported from both sides of Everest this morning. HiMex and Adventure Consultants report that winds have dropped.

Among summiteers: Jordan Romero, 13, Apa Sherpa (in his 20th Everest summit), Elia Saikaly (film maker with his Finding Life team) and Alain, Adventure Consultants with Amanda Ramsden (first South African woman to climb 7 summits) and guide Mike Roberts (4th summit). Mika and Timo from Finland made it as well while Ariun became the youngest Indian to climb Everest.

Stay tuned for more updates tonight and through the weekend.

Update May 22, 8:00am Mountain Time:

“All 12 members, 4 guides and 17 sherpa successfully climbed to the roof of the world, and back down to Camp 4 at the South Col,” Himex guide Adrian Ballinger reported, just back from his second Everest summit this season. “The weather was perfect, no wind, cold at the summit, but quite warm lower down.”

Half of Himex team has stopped for the night in C4, while the rest continued further down to C2.

Mikko Vermas from Finland summited at 8:03am, Nepal Time. He reached back C4 and continued further down to C3. His mates Tomi and Joni turned back on their Lhotse attempt due to lack of fixed ropes.

Adventure Consultant summiteers (3 members, two guides and seven climbing Sherpas) are safely back at the South Col. They’ll proceed to C2 tomorrow and further down to BC on Monday.

Asian Trekking Ang Tshering Sherpa has just submmited a press releaset, confirming Apa Sherpa’s 20th summit – and many more, achieved today and on May 17th. Here it goes:

“Apa Sherpa reached the summit of Everest for the 20th time at 08:34am on 22 May 2010. Apa summited along with Eco Everest Expedition Members Arjun Vajpai (India)m, Mamata Sodha (India), Mika Pitkamaki, (Finland), Timo Allan Ilmari Jaatien (Findland), David Liano Gonzalez (Mexico), Pasang Temba Sherpa (Nepal) Pasang Rita Sherpa (Nepal), Phurba Tshering Sherpa, Namche 8, Nepal (10) Mr.Tshering Phinjo Sherpa (Nepal), Samden Bhote (Nepal), Sonam Tshering Sherpa (Nepal), Sonam Tshering Sherpa (Nepal), Nawang Karsang Sherpa (Nepal).”

“Arjun Vajpai, (16Year 11Month 18days) is the youngest Indian National to reach the top of Mt.Everest.”

“Earlier Three Members of Eco Everest Expedition reached the Top of Mt.Everest on 17 May at 08:11am. They are: (1)Miss Cleonice Pacheco Weidlich (USA – Origin Brazil) , Dawa Tshering Sherpa (Nepal), and Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa (Nepal).”

On the north side, Jordan Romero SPOT tracker shows he has reached back C2.

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  1. May 28, 2010 at 1:31 AM

    Before foreigners began climbing Everest, Sherpas had no desire to trespass on the sacred mountains. Their language didn’t even have a word for summit. Now they work on expeditions to help sustain themselves, but every time someone steps foot on Everest, the lives of Sherpas are at risk.In 1990, I helped create the first hut system in Nepal–The Sherpa Guide Lodges. Two years later, I began leading treks to the Base Camp.Present during the worst storm in their history, I was appalled at world press coverage of the deaths of foreigners with little mention of the Sherpas who also perished. I returned home to write their story so others would understand their culture and appreciate their contributions to Everest mountaineering.
    In Beyond the Summit, details of Sherpa culture and religion are interwoven in a tale of romance and high adventure. The story has something for everyone: a love affair between an American journalist and Sherpa guide, conflict between generations as the modern world challenges centuries of tradition, an expedition from the porter’s point of view.

    Below are selections from reviews. To read the complete ones and excerpts go to http://www.beyondthesummit-novel.com

    Beyond the Summit, is the rare gem that shows us the triumphs and challenges of a major climb from the porter’s point of view. The love of two people from diverse cultures is the fiery centerpiece of a novel that leads its readers through harshly beautiful and highly dangerous territory to the roof of the world. Malcolm Campbell, book reviewer

    A gripping, gut-twisting expedition through the eyes of a porter reveals the heart and soul of Sherpas living in the shadows of Everest. EverestNews.com

    A hard-hitting blend of adventure and romance which deserves a spot in any serious fiction collection. Midwest Book Review

    LeBlanc is equally adept at describing complex, elusive emotions and the beautiful, terrifying aspect of the Himalayan Mountains. Boulder Daily Camera

    This is the book to read before you embark on your pilgrimage to Nepal. The author knows and loves the people and the country, and makes you feel the cold thin air, the hard rocks of the mountains, the tough life of the Sherpa guides, and you learn to love them too. This is a higly literate, but also very readable book. Highly recommended.”
    – John (college professor)

    Such vividly depicted images of the Everest region and the Sherpa people are the perfect scenario for the romance and adventure feats narrated. It’s a page-turner, so engrossing you end up wanting to visit Nepal! Not just novel, but perfect for those seeking to get acquainted with the culture of this country.
    By Claudia Fournier (América, Bs. As., Argentina)

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