More than 150 summit successes, one death
A solitary summit experience is different. Gyanendra Shrestha from the Nepalese Tourism Ministry told the Kathmandu-based newspaper “The Himalayan Times” that about 150 climbers had reached the 8850-meter-high summit of Mount Everest since the morning. The number would probably increase to more than 200 during the day. After the strong wind had calmed down, many teams set off from South Col on the Nepalese side of the mountain. The numerous summit successes on Everest were overshadowed by a fatality on the neighboring mountain Lhotse.
According to the expedition operator Aun Treks, Ang Furba Sherpa fell down the Lhotse flank to his death. He belonged to a team of six Sherpas who were securing the route on the 8516-meter-high Lhotse with fixed ropes.
On the north side of Everest, the first summit successes are expected soon. The rope-fixing team of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association was on the last slopes below the summit, American climber Adrian Ballinger wrote on Twitter.
Date19. May 2016 | 11:17