Everest expedition news

Everest expedition news

414 mountaineers, with 75 women and 339 men from 41 mountaineering expedition groups, have been granted permission to climb Everest for the Spring 2024 climbing season.

Since the start of the spring climbing season on May 10, over 379 climbers have successfully reached the summit. Two Mongolian climbers have died and other two are missing, since May 13. Additionally, Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new record by climbing Everest for the 30th time this season.

Phunjo Lama reclaims her title of fastest women to scale Mt Everest

Update : 09 :35 AM 23 May 2024

A Nepali woman climber has set the world record becoming the fastest female to scale the world's highest peak in less than 15 hours.

In 2018, Phunjo garnered attention for reaching the summit of Everest in 39 hours and 6 minutes. However, in 2021, Ada Tsang Yin-hung of Hong Kong surpassed Phunjo's record by scaling the peak in 25 hours and 50 minutes. This year, Phunjo reclaimed the title by climbing Mt Everest in just 14 hours and 31 minutes from the base camp. She accomplished this feat on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti, advocating for global peace.

Everest Man climbs Mt Everest the 30th time 

Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali climbing guide, successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest for the 30th time on Wednesday morning, surpassing his previous record for the most ascents of the world's highest peak. Reaching the 29,032-foot summit at 7:49 a.m., the 54-year-old climber, also known as "Everest Man," achieved this milestone during his second ascent of the season. His first ascent in this season was on May 12, where he guided foreign clients.

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Two including one Nepali go missing during Mt Everest expedition

A Nepali and a British national have disappeared while descending from their Mt Everest expedition. The individuals who are missing include 21-year-old Sherpa guide Tenzi Sherpa and 40-year-old British citizen Daniel Paul Peterson. Both climbers reached the summit of Everest on May 21st.
A group of six experienced mountain guides has been deployed to locate the missing climbers.

Body of Second Mongalion climber found 

Update : 15:38 PM 19 May 2024

Rescuers found the body of a second Mongolian climber on Sunday. Evidence shows that the Mongolian climbers summited Mt Everest and died on the way back. Two Mongolian climbers were on a mission to summit Mt Everest without support of local Sherpa guides. Four Sherpa guides were dispatched to search them after they went missing for over 20 hours. 

Usukhjargal Tsedendamba’s body was found around an altitude of 8600 metres on Friday morning after days of search and rescue operations that had been hampered by bad weather.

The second body was also found on Friday, but they couldn't verify it as Purevsuren Lkhagvajav until Saturday. 

Update : 13:42 PM 17 May 2024

Body of one of the Mongolian climber discovered 

Mongolian climber's body was discovered near the south summit of Mt Everest this morning, while another climber remains missing. The body of Usukhjargal Tsedendamba was found at approximately 8,550 m, having fallen from the rope and becoming stuck a few meters below the South Summit. The fate of the other climber, Prevsuren, is still uncertain. The search for the missing climber will persist, as the next summit window is set to open after May 19.

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Update : 15:30 PM 16 May 2024

Unmanaged Human activities are threats to Everest base camp

Stakeholders have raised significant concerns regarding the rapid deterioration of the existing Everest base camp, where more than 2,000 individuals are currently residing for the spring climbing season this year. 

The Expedition Operators Association Nepal, in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board, organized a study and workshop on an alternative base camp for Everest. The Nepal Forum of Science Journalists assembled a group of national and international journalists and experts to visit the Everest region from May 2nd to May 13th to evaluate the current condition of the base camp.
Many climbers agree that the unmanaged crowd at the base camp is accelerating the geological and environmental degradation of Everest base camp.Human feces, urine, digging for camps and helicopter landing and flights are threats to the glacier melting and pollution.   

Update : 10:30 AM 16 May 2024

Bad weather stops climbers from summiting 

The expedition has faced significant setbacks in the last two days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Rakesh Gurung, the Director of the Department of Tourism, revealed that no climbers have been able to reach the summit of Everest since Tuesday, primarily because of adverse weather conditions in the upper section of Camp IV.

Two guides dispached to search and rescue the missing Mongoliam climbers. 

Meanwhile, authorized bodies have been trying to locate two missing Mongolian climbers. Two Sherpa guides have been sent to find and rescue the missing climbers. The 53 years old Usukhjargal Tsedendamba and 31 year old Purevsuren Lkhagvajav have gone missing since the morning of May 13 after they left for the summit from the camp IV. 

The Everest Man climbs Mt Everest for 29th time

Update : 10:50 AM 15 May 2024

In a remarkable accomplishment, Everest Man has achieved another extraordinary feat. The renowned Mount Everest in Nepal has once again witnessed the triumph of Kami Rita, one of the most skilled climbing guides, as he conquered its towering summit for an unprecedented 29th time. This incredible achievement surpasses his previous record for the highest number of successful summits, as confirmed by expedition organizers. 

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