Sherpa team has reached the summit of Lhotse at around 5 PM today
Dream Wanderlust | May 16 , 2017
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. According to Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks Mingma Sherpa, who is now at Mt Everest base camp, Tshering Pemba Sherpa, Temba Bhote, Phurba Wangdi Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa with other climbing Sherpas fixed a route all the way to the summit, becoming the first to stand atop the mountain. Mt Lhotse has recorded its first summit in 3 years.
In 2014 there was an avalanche above the icefall section and the devastating earthquakes in 2015, the climbers could not summit Mt Lhotse in the past 3 years. Last year, the climbing expeditions were halted after the death of high-altitude worker Ang Furba Sherpa.