Climbing updates on 8 Thousanders (Spring 2017)

Dream Wanderlust | May 27 , 2017


Everest

27th May, 2017 | Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards have reached the summit of Everest via north side today at around 13:00hrs (Beijing time) without the help of Oxygen
Alpinist Adrian Ballinger and Photo Journalist Cory Richards have reached the summit of Everest via north side today at around 13:00hrs.
Adrian completes it without the help of Oxygen and Cory has used Oxygen for last 3 hrs to support Adrian.
They have been Sharing their day-to-day experiences via Snapchat during their epic climb.

Spring 2017

Everest

25th May, 2017 | Anshu Jamsenpa, with multiple international records in her rucksack, is on her way home from Everest


Everest

25th May, 2017 | Remains of Goutam and Paresh have been brought down to Camp-2
The bodies of both Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath have been brought to Camp-2 by the Sherpa team in the afternoon today. Rescue heli is expected to fly soon to recover the same from Camp-2 to Lukla.
As reported by Lakhpa Sherpa from (HRA, Base Camp)

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Everest

24th May, 2017 | Remains of Paresh Nath have been brought to Camp-3 from South Col
Remains of Paresh Nath have been brought from South Col to Camp-3 today by the Sherpa team today. The remains of Goutam Ghosh will be brought down tomorrow to Camp-3 from below the Balcony. If weather conditions permit, the remains of both Paresh Nath and Goutam Ghosh will be brought down to Kathmandu within the next two days.
~ As per the report given by the concerned Agency

Spring 2017

Everest

24th May, 2017 | Bad weather continues on Everest, remains of Slovak climber recovered
Highlights
- Bad weather (high wind) conditions prevail at C-4 onwards.
- Many climbers having several injuries are heli-rescued from C-2.
- Remains of Slovak climber have been recovered and brought back to Lukla today.
- Climbers are now descending from C-2, C-3 abandoning summit bid.
- Some agencies based in Base Camp have already declared that there may not be any more weather windows available for summit bid.
- There are still a good number of climbers waiting for 27-28th May window

Spring 2017

Shishapangma

23rd May, 2017 | David Göttler and Hervé Barmasse have climbed up the south wall of Shishapangma in 13 hrs.
David Göttler of Germany and Hervé Barmasse of Italy attempted a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (14th highest mountain in the world).
They climbed up the south wall in alpine style in just 13 hrs, after that they had turned back from just below the summit (see the image). The summit was about 10 meters long traverse distance. The area was avalanche prone.
Last year David Göttler and Ueli Steck attempted the same route.
Sincere acknowledgement: This post is based on a report published on blogs.dw.com (https://goo.gl/JfF7vZ)

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Everest

23rd May, 2017 | A Sherpa team to start the recovery process of Goutam and Paresh tomorrow
Highlights:
- A team of nine Sherpas will start climbing on 24th may, 2017 for recovering the remains of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from Everest Base Camp.
- State Govt. representatives are now at Base Camp
- Rapid weather fluctuation is the only concern regarding Everest this year, which might delay the recovery process.
- The process of recovery may take 3-5 days

Spring 2017

Everest

22nd May, 2017 | Kauntal Karar and Sk Sahabuddin have reached the summit on 21 May. Kuntal got injured and needs Heli evacuation
Update time: 8:44PM (Mingma got a fresh update from upper Camp)
According to Mingma Sherpa (MD of Seven Summit trek),Indian climbers Kuntal Karar and Sk Sahabuddin reached the summit of Everest from Nepal side on 21 May at around 8AM.
Kuntal has developed severe frostbite in his feet. He is waiting at Camp-2 for chopper evacuation.
HRA Chopper to be flown C-2 tomorrow in the morning.
However, Mingma had no clue previously on what had exactly happend to them after getting disconnected from the Base Camp for such a long time. Agency is now preparing for the evacuation process for Kuntal.
(Details awaited)

Spring 2017

Everest

22nd May, 2017 | RIP Ravi Kumar


Everest

22nd May, 2017 | Six climbers from India have reached the summit of Everest from North side today
Six climbers from India with six Sherpas have reached the summit of Everest from North Side at around 6AM (between 5:20-6:45, Beijing Time) today. The climbers are from 'Transcend Adventures' Agency.

Team:
Aparna Prabhudesai (Pune)
Asha Singh (Rajasthan)
Rani (Andhra Pradesh)
Hari Prasad (Andhra Pradesh)
Sundar Raju (Andhra Pradesh)
Sandhya Bai (Andhra Pradesh)

Sherpa:
Tenzing Chhotar
Pasang Dorjee
Mingma Nuru
Lakpa Gyalgen
Karma Gyaljen
Samduk Dorjee Tamang

Spring 2017

Everest

22nd May, 2017 | Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Everest from North side in a single climb within 26 hrs
Speed Climber Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Everest at midnight of 21st May (local time) in a single climb without the help of oxygen or fixed ropes.
He reached the summit within 26 hours of beginning the ascent.

Spring 2017

Everest

22nd May, 2017 | Vladimír Štrba passed away while attempting to summit Everest
Slovak climber Vladimír Štrba (50) passed away yesterday while attempting to summit Everest via South West face. He fell ill near the Balcony and was brought back to South Col. Immediately he succumbed to his illness and breathed his last.

Spring 2017

Everest

21st May, 2017 | Madhusudan Patidar has reached the summit of Mt. Everest via North ridge
An Indian climber from Indore, Madhusudan Patidar (21) with his Sherpa, Sirdar Funaru reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 21 at around 7:45 AM from North side of the mountain in Tibet. His expedition was organised by Satori Adventure and Expeditions team.

Spring 2017

Everest

21st May, 2017 | Indian climber Ravi Kumar is reportedly missing from yesterday on Everest
Ravi Kumar (27) from Uttar Pradesh, India (he is from Arun Trek Agency) is reportadely missing on Everest. He successfully scaled the mountain yesterday at around 1:30 PM. During the descend he and his Sherpa were frost bitten. They got seperated on their way down.
Base Camp has lost all contact with him since last night.

Spring 2017

Everest

21st May, 2017 | Four climbers from Indian Navy have successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest today
A team from Indian Navy comprises Lieutenant Shashank Tiwari, Lieutenant Commander CS Yadav, Lieutenant Anant Kukreti and LCOM Maharana have successfully scaled Mt. Everest at around 7:15 AM from south side. Six members from the same team returned to Camp IV at midnight due to bad weather and heavy winds.
24 people from Indian Navy divided into two teams for the summit attempt. The other team is on its way to summit the peak.

Spring 2017

Everest

21st May, 2017 | Anshu Jamsenpa sets new records when she summitted Everest for the 5th time today
Anshu Jamsenpa (32) from Arunachal Pradesh, India with Furi Sherpa and Chong Karma Sherpa reached the summit of the Everest at around 8 AM today.

Records:
- Only woman to complete second double ascent
- Fastest double ascent by any women (within 5 days)
- Only mother of 2 children to complete second double ascent of Everest (2011 & 2017)

Ascents:
2011 - Double ascent (within 10 days)
2013 - Single ascent
2017 - Double ascent (within 5 days)
* Facts are confirmed by her agency

Spring 2017

Dhaulagiri

21st May, 2017 | Dipankar Ghosh has reached the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri on may 20
Dipankar Ghosh from India along with his Sherpa has successfully reached the summit of Mt. Dhaulagiri at around 4:30 PM on May 20.
His agency confirmed today.

Spring 2017

Everest

20th May, 2017 | Indian climber Kishor Dhankude Dattatraya reached the summit of Everest today
Kishor Dhankude Dattatraya from Pune reached the summit of Everest from Nepal side at around 7:00am today. He successfully scaled Mt. Everest from both the sides (North and South)

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Everest

20th May, 2017 | Breeze Sharma from Indian Navy reached the summit of Everest from Nepal side today
Brij Mohan Sharma (AKA Breeze), from Indian Navy with Phurba Sherpa has reached the summit of Everest from South side today at around 6:45am. His Agency 'Satori adventures and expeditions' has informed us with the summit news today in the morning.
Beside his successful carrier in mountaineering, he became the fastest Indian to complete 'Badwater Ultramarathon' in 2015.

Spring 2017

Dhaulagiri

19th May, 2017 | Indian ITBP team has reached the summit of Dhaulagiri-I on 19th May
Five climbers from Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) with two Sherpas have successfully reached the summit of Dhaulagiri on 19th May.
Sh Ratan Sonal, 2ICHC Pradeep Negi, CT Nurbu Wangdus, CT Pradeep Pawar, CT Sanjay Singh with Sherpas reached the summit.

Spring 2017

Everest

16th May, 2017 | The remains of Goutam Ghosh have been identified from the photographs
Phurba Sherpa with his team have successfully located the remains of Goutam Ghosh.
Today Phurba Sherpa has sent some photographs of the body from Camp 2, Everest.
Goutam's family and the lone survivor from his team Sunita Hazra has confirmed (based on the available data) those to be of Goutam Ghosh. The current location of the body is at 8,400m (Just below the Balcony).

Goutam Ghosh

Lhotse

16th May, 2017 | Sherpa team has reached the summit of Lhotse at around 5 PM today
Six Sherpas reached the summit of Lhotse today at around 5 PM after fixing up the ropes all the way to summit.
This year, Seven Summit Trek was given the responsibility of fixing up the ropes for Lhotse.
Debasish Biswas has successfully scaled Lhotse today around 5 PM.
Mingma Sherpa (MD of Seven Summit Trek) from the Everest Base Camp informed us the news of summit success.

Spring 2017

Everest

16th May, 2017 | Youngest Briton and European woman scales Everest from both sides
British climber Mollie Hughes (26) with climbing partner Jon Gupta reached the summit of Everest on May 15 from North side.
Mollie Hughes became the youngest Briton and European woman to scale the peak successfully from both sides.
In 2012 Mollie scaled Everest at the age of 21 from South side.

Mollie Hughes

Everest

16th May, 2017 | The Govt has now been entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the bodies of deceased Paresh Nath and Goutam Ghosh

Paresh Nath, Goutam Ghosh

Everest

16th May, 2017 | Summit: Horia Colibasanu


Everest

16th May, 2017 | Anshu Jamsenpa has reached the summit of Everest for the 4th time
Anshu Jamsenpa (from Arunachal, India), the first woman in the world, as a mother to scale Mount Everest twice in one session (2011) within 10 days, reached the summit of Everest for fourth time today at around 9:15 am with Furi Sherpa.
This is her 4th summit of the Everest.
Dawa S Lama from Dream Himalaya Adventures Pvt. Ltd informed us in the morning.

Spring 2017

Everest

16th May, 2017 | Four student climbers from India reached the summit of Everest from North Side
Four climbers from India with six Sherpas have reached the summit of Everest from North Side at around 6:50 AM (Beijing Time) today (16-05-2017).

The Team:
Dharma Teja (Andhra Pradesh)
Chenna Rao (Andhra Pradesh)
Eswariah (Andhra Pradesh)
Sagar (Andhra Pradesh)
Sherpa:
Phurita Sherpa
Ngima Tashi Sherpa
Lakpa Tenzing
Ngima Tenji Sherpa
Kami Chhiri
Ang Tendi

Transcend Adventures got their 3rd team to make the summit succesfully from North side this session.

Spring 2017

Dhaulagiri

16th May, 2017 | Slovak climbers Peter Hámor and Michal Sabovčík reached the summit of Dhaulagiri without O2
Slovak climbers Peter Hámor and Michal Sabovčík reached the summit of Dhaulagiri on May 15 without supplementary oxygen.
Peter Hámor became 17th Climber in the world to completed all 14 eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen.
"We gave it! Pete's last and my first 8000. It was really hard, drinking a bottle of pines with beer is nothing compared to it. Still going to BC and seeing in Soulov!" - Michal Sabovčík (message from Facebook)

Everest 1998
Cho oyu 2006
Annapurna 2006
Broad peak 2006
Nanga 2007
Ghasherbrum I 2008
Ghasherbrum II 2008
Malalu 2011
Kanchenjunga 2012
K2 2012
Lhotse 2013
Shishapangma 2014
Manaslu 2016
Dhaulagiri 2017

Spring 2017

Everest

15th May, 2017 | First Summit of the Session from South side
Seven Sherpas from rope fixing team has reached the summit of Everest today (15-05-2017) at around 13:05 hrs (NT) from south side. Three other climbing members (Non-sherpas) are also on way to summit.
Route is now open all the way to the summit.
Sherpa Team:
1 Pemba Chhiring Sherpa
2 Pemba Chhiri Sherpa
3 Jangbu Sona Sherpa
4 Kanchha Nuru Sherpa
5 Jyabu Bhote
6 Lhakpa Dendi Sherpa
7 Tashi Sherpa

Spring 2017

Everest

15th May, 2017 | Update from Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
Route Opening team has successfully reached Hillary step ( 8,790m) at around 10:40am today, expecting to reach summit within 1-2 hrs.

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Spring 2017

14th May, 20177 | Current Status

Spring 2017 Update

Dhaulagiri

14th May, 2017
Several teams are staying at Base Camp waiting for summit window.


Lhotse

14th May, 2017
According to Mingma Sherpa (Seven Summit Agency) summit route for Lhotse is expected to be opened on May 16.


Everest

14th May, 2017 | Update from Everest Base Camp (Tibet)
The team (Transcend Adventures) who had reached the summit of Everest on May 13, have returned back to Advance Base Camp today morning.


Everest

14th May, 2017 | Update from Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
Climbers are on their way for making upper camps.
Anshu Jamsenpa is now at Camp 2.


Everest

14th May, 2017 | Congratulations to Lhakpa Sherpa!


Makalu

13th May, 2017 | Makalu Summit controversy
Makalu Summit news has some controversy.


Kanchenjunga

13th May, 2017 | Climbers left Base Camp today
Climbers left Base Camp today for their summit bid.


Everest

13th May, 2017 | Update: Everest South Col route
Route opening team has left Base Camp for fixing up the final portion (Balcony to Summit) of the route. Expected to reach the summit on 16th -17th May, 2017.
Many climbers are on their way to Camp-2

Spring 2017

Everest

13th May, 2017 | First summit success after the Sherpa Team
A team from India has reached the summit of Everest at around 8:20 am (Beijing time) from north side today. A team of six Indian climbers from Transcend Adventures (India) with ten Sherpas has reached the summit successfully from the north side.
Climbers: Durga Rao, Suresh Babu, Bharat Thammineni , Krishna, Satya Rao and Nagaraju Sundarana
Sherapa team: Pemba Chhepal Sherpa, Purba Sherpa,Tashi, Chhumbel Sherpa, Norbu Sherpa, Pasang Dorjee Sherpa, Phura Tenzing Sherpa, Kami Temba Sherpa, Sonam Tashi Sherpa, Karma Dorjee Sherpa, Lakpa Tshering Sherpa

Spring 2017, Everest Summit

Annapurna

12th May, 2017 | Six climbers reached the summit of Annapurna
- Six climbers have reached the summit of Annapurna on 11th May 2017.
- Italian couple Nives Meroi and Romano Bennet completed all the 14 Eight-Thousanders without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa help. They have become the first couple in the world to do so.
Six climbers, Nives Meroi, Romano Bennet, Alberto Zerain, Jonatan García, Juan Pablo Mohr and Sebastián Rojas have successfully reached the summit of Annapurna on 11th May, 2017.
Among them, Italian couple Nives Meroi and Romano Bennet completed all the 14 Eight-Thousanders without supplementary oxygen. They have become the first couple in the world to complete all the 14 eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa help.
Alberto Zerain (from the project 2x14x8000) with Jonatan García also made it to the summit of Annapurna yesterday.

Courtesy: 2X14x8000.com , Wikipedia, The Himalayan Times

Spring 2017, Annapurna Summit

Everest

11th May, 2017 | Sherpa-Team found two dead bodies near Balcony, one might be of Goutam Ghosh
Today renowned climber Lakhpa Rita Sherpa told that the Sherpa-Team, involved in the rope-fixing up to the summit of Everest has found two dead bodies near balcony.
They suspect one of the bodies is of Goutam Ghosh, who died on 23rd May last year on Everest.
However, the photo identification is yet to be performed by the rescue team involved in the search and recovery operation. Earlier this day the Sherpa team reached the Base Camp after successfully fixing up double-line rope till the Balcony.
Phurba Sherpa, head of the rescue operation for Goutam Ghosh also corroborated the information based on the inputs.
However, the route-opening team is now planning to leave the Base Camp tomorrow if weather is favourable to fix-up the final part of the route

Goutam Ghosh

Everest

11th May, 2017 | Update from EBC (Tibet)
A team of Nine Sherpas has reached the summit of Everest from north side today at around 4:30PM (Beijing Time).

Spring 2017

Everest

9th May, 2017 | Update from EBC (Nepal)
"Bad weather has deterred the route-opening team from reaching the summit of Everest today." - Nepal official

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Everest

8th May, 2017 | Sherpa team has reached Balcony today
A team of seven Sherpas has fixed the route way up to the Balcony today.
Tomorrow they will fix up the route all the way to the summit.

Spring 2017

Everest

8th May, 2017 | The body of Paresh Nath has been Identified
The body of Paresh Nath has been Identified from his photo, while the remains of Goutam Ghosh are yet to be located.
Route opening team to reach Balcony today.
Phurba Sherpa, head of Search and Recovery team for Gautam Ghosh has sent a photo of Paresh Nath who died at South col, Everest on 23rd May, 2016.
This photograph was clicked yesterday (7-05-2017) at 13:00 hrs. (**The body was located last week)

Spring 2017

Everest

6th May, 2017 | Min Bahadur Serchan died at Base Camp


Spring 2017

3rd May, 2017 | Current Status | Quick update

Spring 2017 Update

- Everest Summit route via South Col is expected to be fixed on 5-6th May (Bad weather has delayed the process)

- Lhotse Summit route to open on 9th May

- Everest North side route is now open up to North Col

- Bad Weather continues at Annapurna and Makalu

- Dhaulagiri*** Summit push to be started on any day 6-10th May

- The summit route of Kanchenjunga is established up to Camp-3

*** Dhaulagiri summit success : Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Ngatasi Sherpa, Liu Yongzhong, Lhakpa Nuru Sherpa and Dong Hong Juan reached the summit of Dhaulagiri on 03-05-2017


Everest

1st May, 2017 | UELI STECK (04.10.1976 - 30.04.2017) | THIS IS HOW HE LIVED


Everest

1st May, 2017 | Climbers at Khumbu Icefall

Khumbu Icefall

Image Courtesy: Sk Sahabuddin


Everest

1st May, 2017 | Today's Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Image Courtesy: Kuntal Karar


Everest

30th April, 2017 | 'Swiss Machine' Ueli Steck no more
An accident took place on Nuptse slope today morning 8AM while he was ascending solo. Stops the legend in his prime. Many climbers including Sherpas around Camp-2 saw him falling from Nuptse face from an elevation of approximately 7000m. The reason of the fall is however still unknown.
He was climbing alone (reportadely) on the face of Nuptse for acclimatization, preparing for his epic traverse of Everest-Lhotse this month.

Ueli Steck

Everest

29th April, 2017 | Manisha Waghmare at Khumbu Icefall on her second rotation for acclimatization


Everest

27th April, 2017 | Remains of Paresh Nath have been Located at South Col. Search continues for Goutam Ghosh
Update from the Search And Recovery team | 27-04-2017 | EBC
The Search-and-Rescue team lead by Phurba sherpa today informed that the remains of Paresh Nath have been located at South col. This is the first update about Paresh's remains since last year.
The remains of Goutam Ghosh to be located soon within 2-3 days. The route up to south col was established on 23rd April, 2017 by the route opening team. However, the route opening team has been delayed in opening the summit route beyond south col due to heavy wind. As per the report from Himalayan Rescue Association, the route opening team will move to open the summit route within 2-3 days.
"Hi we are doing good. We are in the process to locate first the bodies of the climbers so far route has been opened up to South Col and body of Paresh Da has been located.
However body of Goutam Ghosh is assumed to be somewhere much higher than South Col. Above South Col route has not been opened so far. It is believed that route above South Col will be opened in next 2 or 3 days. The moment the route is opened, search team will go to that area and will try its best to find the body of Goutam Ghosh" , Phurba Sherpa said from the Base Camp.
As per the previous news and reports, the remains of Goutam Ghosh is likely to be located at the Triangular face below the balcony. The rescue team (Phurba Sherpa and his team ) will search for the remains of Goutam Ghosh soon after the route is opened.

Goutam Ghosh, Paresh Nath

Everest

26th April, 2017 | Everest Base Camp today


Everest

26th April, 2017 | Shiny morning today at Everest Base Camp
Shiny morning today at Everest Base Camp, climbers are preparing for higher camps acclimatization.

Everest Base Camp

Image Courtesy: Umesh Zirpe


Everest

25th April, 2017 | Before Everest attempt, Kilian Jornet will prepare the challenge climbing Cho Oyu


Everest

25th April, 2017 | Ueli Steck at Everest Base Camp
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck with Tenji Sherpa will attempt 'Everest - Lhotse Traverse' without supplementary oxygen. It's a new route that would link Everest and neighboring Lhotse via Hornbein Couloir and South Col.
Route : Base Camp - Camp-2 - Hornbein Couloir - Summit of Everest - South Col - Lhotse Traverse - Summit of Lhotse - Base Camp. At the Base Camp (Nepal) he was being interviewd by Umesh Zirpe for Dream Wanderlust.


Everest

24th April, 2017 | Update from Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
~ Weather improves a bit today.
~ Load ferry continues to the upper camps (C-1, C-2 and C-3).
~ HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) had assured their help for search-and-rescue operation to bring back the remains of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath.
~ An accident took place in Khumbu ice fall in the morning today. One Sherpa namely Furba Rita Sherpa of Arun trek agency got injured in the head and fractured his right hand, and has been admitted to the KTM based hospital.
~ Ice fall Doctors are in the process of re-examining the ice fall route and route up to C-2.

Everest Base Camp

Image Courtesy: Umesh Zirpe


Everest

23rd April, 2017 | The Base Camp is windy and snowy today


Everest

20th April, 2017 | Good weather at Khumbu Icefall today


Everest

19th April, 2017 | A team of 24 climbers from India to scale Everest via North ridge reaches Base Camp
A team of 24 climbers from India to scale Everest via North Ridge reached base camp (china-side) today. The team is lead by Mr.Shekhar Babu B, who is the first Indian to summit 3 death zone peaks in 4 months and also the recipient of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award said, "This is the largest ever civilian team to attempt the Mt.Everest from India". The team has a total of 25 members including a doctor.
Expedition Team Significance: This is the largest ever civilian team that is attempting the Mt.Everest from India. The current team is of 25 members, which includes 23 climbers, Team Leader and Doctor.
The team can be divided into the following categories:
Sub-Team A: 6 Climbers (5 men, 1 woman). These climbers have been picked through a contest conducted by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. After extensive selections, aptitude tests, these 6 climbers have been finalised.
Sub-Team B: 13 Climbers (11 men and 2 women). All these Climbers are from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh sponsored welfare institutions, namely APSWREIS & APTWREIS.
Sub-Team C: 4 Climbers (2 men and 2 women). These climbers are privately sponsored climbers.
Members:
BACHINEPALLY SHEKHAR BABU (M, 36),Hyderabad (Leader)
PATEL LALIT (M,39) Gujarat (Expedition Doctor)
THAMMINENI BHARATH (M, 28) Andhra Pradesh (Deputy Leader)
GAJAVELLI CHENNA RAO (M,25) Andhra Pradesh
MOTHUKURI DHARMA TEJA (M, 22) Andhra Pradesh
SANDRANA NAGARAJU (M, 20) Andhra Pradesh
KARE SATYA RAO (M, 21) Andhra Pradesh (Quarter Master)
KANTEPALLI PARVATHI (F, 22) Andhra Pradesh
TAMMINENI RAJI (F,32) Andhra Pradesh
ASHA (F, 38) Rajasthan
PRABHUDESAI APARNA ARVIND (F,47) Maharastra
VADITHE SANDHYA BAI (F, 18) Andhra Pradesh
BODDU RANI (F, 18) Andhra Pradesh
CHINNI BABURAO (M,20) Andhra Pradesh
KOKKILIGADDA ASHOK (M, 18) Andhra Pradesh
SUDIPAKA VENKATESH (M ,19) Andhra Pradesh
GANUGAPENTA HARI PRASAD (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
KUNJA DURGA RAO (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
VOOYAKA KRISHNARAO (M,18) Andhra Pradesh
MANDANGI NAVEEN (M, 19) Andhra Pradesh
BODLA SAGAR (M, 18) Andhra Pradesh
REPALLE SUNDARAJU (M,19) Andhra Pradesh
GULLAMARUSU SURESH BABU (M, 19)Andhra Pradesh
SEELAM ESWARAIAH (M,18)Andhra Pradesh
Nihal Bagwan (M,25) Maharastra


Everest

19th April, 2017 | Windy Everest Base Camp (Nepal)


Everest

19th April, 2017 | "We are safe at Camp 1"


Everest

18th April, 2017 | Sherpa Team is about to begin the search-and-recovery mission of the deceased climber Goutam Ghosh
17-04-2017 | Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
A team of six Sherpas lead by Phurba Sherpa is about to leave the Base Camp to reach Camp-3 of Everest by 19-04-2017 for load ferry and acclimatization. The team has already carried out several discussions at the Base Camp with the route-opening team and Icefall doctors to handle issues related to search and recovery process. The team is set to recover the remains of Goutam Ghosh who had been missing on Everest since 22nd May 2016.
Phurba Sherpa (from EBC): "We are now planning to start the first phase of search-and-recovery operation. It is windy today at Base Camp, waiting for a stable weather. Our aim is to first find the remains of Goutam Ghosh above the Camp-4, then after successful identification we will proceed to establish the infrastructure to bring the same to the Base Camp. But its too early to comment on the probability of success. We are in touch with route opening team who will fix-up the lines above the south col,... waiting for a weather window."

Goutam Ghosh

Lhotse

18th April, 2017 | Debasish Biswas sets to climb Lhotse to complete his sixth eight-thousanders Summit

Update from Kolkata
Route: traditional west
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
Debasish Biswas has successfully reached the summit of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna - I, Makalu and Manaslu over last 7 years. He has also been a part of several expeditions in the Himalayas, which include Mt. Kamet (1997),Chowkhamba-I (1998), Panwalidwar (2006), Nandakot (2000), Shivling (2005),Kulu Makalu (2007). Mt. Rubalkang (2007), Mt. Shiva (2002) etc.


Everest

13th April, 2017 | Efforts to recover the Remains of Goutam Ghosh have been initiated today
A Sherpa team lead by Phurba Sherpa is now on their way to Everest Base Camp to recover the remains of Goutam Ghosh who had been missing on Everest since 22nd May 2016.
The initiative has been taken by the Goutam Ghosh's family. Debasish Ghosh (Brother of Goutam Ghosh) has confirmed maximum effort and cooperation from his family in searching Goutam's remains by sending high-altitude- Sherpas and then bringing the same back to kolkata. The Nepal Govt. has already given permission to start the recovery operation.
As per the claims made by the climbers (last year), who have seen Goutam on the southeast ridge leading to the summit, it is said that Gautam's remains is located somewhere on the triangular face below the Balcony. On the other hand remains of Paresh, who had been rescued to Camp-4, south col by a group of climbers from NCC team 2016 , stayed somewhere at camp-4. (read the full story of last year's tragedy: https://goo.gl/Cu5Ffw)
A rescue team sent by YSD, WB last year, who brought the remains of Subhash Pal successfully from above Camp-3 claimed that they have seen the remains of Paresh Nath at Camp-4 inside a tent. However, they (the rescue team) could not bring Paresh back.
Earlier this month a member from YSD told that they have taken initiative to bring the remains of Paresh and Goutam from Everest. There has been no official confirmation to start the operation by the department yet. However Goautam's family would appreciate any cooperation from YSD, WB in this regard.

Goutam Ghosh

In Pic: Gautam Ghosh (21 May 2016, 14:50)


Everest

8th April, 2017 | Ueli Steck Heading Back to Everest with Big Plans


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7th April, 2017 | Mother of all traverses: Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger on Kangchenjunga


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7th April, 2017 | Umesh Zirpe and Vishal Kaduskar on their way to climb Mt. Everest

Update from Manjo
Route: South Col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support


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6th April, 2017 | Message from Madhusudan Patidar (20) before he leaves to scale Mt. Everest via Northridge

Update from Indore
Route: Northridge
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He took part in several treks and expeditions in the Himalayas which includes EBC Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Chadar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Mt. Kabrudom expedition, Mt. Kabur (Pre-Everst), Mt. Stok Kangri Expedition etc.


Spring 2017

5th April, 2017 | Some Extraordinary Feats to Rock This Climbing Season

Everest Route

Ueli steck
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck with Tenji Sherpa will attempt 'Lhotse Traverse' without supplementary oxygen. It's a new route that would link Everest and neighboring Lhotse.

Kilian Jornet
Spanish ultra-runner Kilian Jornet will try to establish a speed record while running from Rongbuk (16,300 feet) to the summit of Everest via north col, a journey that he expects to take around 25 to 30 hours.

Adrian Ballinger
British climber Adrian Ballinger to use new techniques to reach the summit of Mount Everest in half the time it takes using traditional methods. Adrian has climbed Everest six times before. "We pre-acclimatize in tents at home, mimicking the effects of altitude. We do that for two months before we leave and effective train our bodies to 17,500 feet." he told BBC.

Carlos Soria
Alpinist Carlos Soria (78) the first man of that age to reach the 14 highest peaks in the world, sets out to climb world's seventh highest peak Dhaulagiri this year.

David Goettler & Hervé Barmasse
David Goettler of Germany and Hervé Barmasse of Italy will attempt a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (14th highest mountain in the world) this spring.

Min Bahadur Sherchan
85-year-old former Gurkha Min Bahadur Sherchan is making a bid to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest.

Anshu Jamsenpa
Anshu Jamsenpa (from Arunachal, India) is the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest twice in one session within 10 days. She has already scaled Everest thrice till now. She (mother of two children) will attempt to scale the Everest this year again twice in a single session.

Andy Holzer
Andy Holzer from Austria will attempt Everest to become the second blind man to reach the summit.

Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards
This year alpinists Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards will return to Mt. Everest this spring to provide an exclusive, unfiltered view of climbing Everest their Snapchat from mobile phone without supp. oxygen. They nnamed it #EverestNoFilter expedition. They had done expedition with this name last year. But this year they have a very special plan. "This year, we know we can be a little more journalistic and look at some of the issues on Everest," Ballinger says. "We can talk about the trash issues and human waste issues and issues of hiring employees on the mountain and talk to other teams and other people on the mountain. I still want the funny, silly side of it, but I think there's more to talk about." He spoke to Men's Journal.

Ian Toothill
Ian Toothill will attempt Everest this spring to become the first cancer affected person to reach the summit.

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger
Moro and Lunger have planned to try to go up climbing Yalung Kang and opening a new route that will take them to the Yalung Kang East. After Yalung kang they will traverse the Kanchenjunga North, Central and South then to the Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. They have planned to do it without supplementary oxygen.

Alberto Zerain
Alberto Zerain and Juanito Oiarzabal set their dream project '2x14x8000', which is to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders peak for two times. This year Alberto Zerain (56) will attempt Annapurna for his 10th summit of 14.

Vladimir Strba
Slovak Vladimir Strba will attempt difficult Southwest face of Everest this spring.

Louis Rousseau, Adam Bielecki, Rick Allen and Felix Berg will attempt a new technical route on Cho Oyu North Face.


Everest

5th April, 2017 | 4th expedition to Mt Everest: What we can learn from Anshu Jamsenpa


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4th April, 2017 | Sk Sahabuddin from West Bengal is set to ascend Mt. Everest

Update from Kolkata
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He took part in several expeditions in the Himalayas which includes peaks like Mt. Nun(7135m), Jongsong peak(7462m), Mt. Domekang(7264m), Mt. Leo Pargil(6816m), Mt. Gangstang(6162m), Mt. Manirang(6593m) etc.


Everest

4th April, 2017 | Everest Will Be More Crowded Than Ever This Year


Dhaulagiri

3rd April, 2017 | Dipankar Ghosh is set to scale Mt. Dhaulagiri this spring

Update from Kolkata
Route: traditional north-west
Type: with oxyegen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
Dipankar Ghosh has successfully reached the summit of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu and Lhotse over last 6 years. He has participated in 45 mountaineering expeditions (out of which in 31 expeditions he has been successful in reaching summit) including 5 un-climbed peaks.


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2nd April, 2017 | Kuntal Karar from West Bengal on his dream Everest Mission

Update from Howrah
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experience:
He took part several expeditions in the Himalayas which include peaks like Mt. Kamet (7756 m), Mt. Nun (7135 m), Mt. Kun (7077 m), Mt. Satopanth (7075 m), Mt. Manirang (6593 m), Mt. Nanda Ghunti (6309 m) etc.


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2nd April, 2017 | Route is now open up to 6050m
Icefall Doctors (from SPCC, Nepal ) have successfully opened the route up to Camp1 from the Base Camp via khumbu Icefall.
The route takes the traditional west-side route (2014) of Khumbu Icefall. ( See the map )
"The icefall Doctors have reached 6050m after fixing up the icefall route" ~ Nepal official (2nd April, 2017)

Everest Route

Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia


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2nd April, 2017 | After Surviving Nepal Quake, Why Two Indians Are Climbing Everest Again


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2nd April, 2017 | Climber hopes to scale Everest in half the usual time


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2nd April, 2017 | Oldest climber from Malaysia James Lee Chong Meng (69) heads to Nepal to scale Everest


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30th March, 2017 | Bhagwan Chawale from Pune to scale Everest

Update from Phakding (2610m)
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
He has already started his trek towards Everest Base Camp from Lukla, Nepal. He took part several expeditions in the Himalayas which include peaks like Bhagirathi II (6512 m), Island Peak (6189 m), Stok Kangri (6153 m), etc


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27th March, 2017 | First batch of spring climbers head to Everest, 500 are expected to attempt Everest this season


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25th March, 2017 | Manisha Waghmare from Maharashtra to scale Everest

Update from Maharastra
Route: South col
Type: with oxygen and sherpa support
Notable previous experiances:
She is aiming at the fourth success of her seven summit project. She has already ascended several high peaks in Europe, Africa, Australia and in various himalayan expeditions


Dhaulagiri

24th March, 2017 | Alpinist Carlos Soria (78) to be the first man of that age to reach the 14 highest peaks in the world, sets out to climb


Everest

24th March, 2017 | Bothwell's Ricky Munday (40) attempts to conquer Mt. Everest in memory of his twin uncles


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23rd March, 2017 | Indian Navy team to again scale Mt. Everest this year


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23rd March, 2017 | Romanian alpinist Horia Colibasanu wants to climb the Everest without additional oxygen or Sherpas


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22nd March, 2017 | Fort Collins climber Jim Davidson returns to Everest after earthquake


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22nd March, 2017 | Climbing Everest at the age of 85?

Min Bahadur Sherchan is making a bid to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest.


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21st March, 2017 | National Geographic photographer reflects on climbing Mt. Everest


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21st March, 2017 | Update from Nepal Official
"Icefall Doctors to reach Everest Base Camp (Nepal) in the first week of April to prepare the south col route."


Everest

20th March, 2017 | Everest climbers get GPS device in drive for safety and against false claims

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