With the opening of a climbing route to the summit of Mt Everest on Monday, the world climbers have continued their final summit pushes to the roof of the world, according to expedition officials.
At least 35 climbers including 19 expedition members climbed Mt Everest today, according to expedition officials. Shiva Raj Thapa, Managing Director at Summit Nepal Treks, informed that 16 climbers from the Gurkha Everest Expedition stood atop the world’s highest peak at around 7:30 am on Tuesday.
“Gurkha Everest Expedition members including Subarna Gurung, Umesh Gurung, Yam Bahadur Gurung and Christopher Robert Boote along with Sherpa climbers – Kanchha Nuru Sherpa, Sonam Jangbu Sherpa, Da Rinji Sherpa and Lhakpa Tamang – successfully climbed the peak,” Thapa quoted Serap Sherpa, Gurkha Everest Expedition sirdar, as saying from the base camp.
Dawa S Lama, Managing Director at Dream Himalaya Adventure, said that female climber Anshu Jamsenpa along with Furi Sherpa scaled the Mt Everest at around 9:15 am on Tuesday.
Mingma Sherpa of Ascent Himalaya said from the base camp that at least 17 climbers also made it to the top of Mt Everest at around 9:45 am this morning.
“The team consists of 8 members and 9 climbing Sherpas which was led by Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, Furtemba Sherpa and Narendra Shahi,” he added.
Among the climbers who stood atop the world’s highest peak, Torkjel Hurtig (Norway) became the youngest to summit Mt Everest from south side at the age of 28 who was supported by climbing guide Yukta Tamu while John Burke (Ireland) became the first to summit from Clare along with Tamting Sherpa, he said.
Viridiana Alvarez (Mexico) along with Narendra Shahi summited Mt Everest marking her her 34th birthday. Adriano Freire (Brazil) was accompanied by Furtemba and Tsering Dawa Sherpa to the summit of Mt Everest, he added.
Allan Meek (UK/Welsh), Andre Spica and Une Prestholt (Norway) and Richard Brook (Australia) also scaled the peak along with Sherpa climbers – Nawang Jangbu Sherpa, Ang Dorjee Sherpa and Dawa Tashi Sherpa, team leader for the Everest expedition Pasang Tenzing Sherpa shared.