Summary | Nepal Himalaya, Spring 2017

Dream Wanderlust | Jun 15 , 2017

Spring 2017

(Incomplete data from Tibetan side)

  1. Total Summits:
    Mt. Everest (from South side) - 449
    Mt. Lhotse - 95
    Mt. Makalu - 59
    Mt. Dhaulagiri I - 26
    Mt. Annapurna - 12
    (*Data from Tibetan side not included, Kangchenjunga and Shishapangma are also excluded as there were no summit reported )

  2. The department issued 375 permits for 42 teams to Mt. Everest. Total foreigners’ summit-190 The rate of summit success this season is an average 50%.

  3. 6 deaths were recorded on Mt. Everest those of Roland Yearwood, Vladimir Strba, Ravi Kumar, Min Bahadur Sherchan, Goth Kubir Rai and Ueli Steck. So the ratio of success with respect to deaths in this year is 98.6%

  4. On Everest, total Sherpa summited -238. Other Nepali climbers -21 Foreign climbers-190 Resulting in the average Sherpa to climber ratio equal to 1.25

  5. Summit success rate (permit to foreigner’s summit): Everest* -50.6% Lhotse - 52.2% (highest) Makalu - 26.6% (Lowest) Dhaulagiri-I - 41.5% Annapurna - 42.8% *Everest from south side only

  6. The ratio of Sherpa to climber summit on Mt. Annapurna was 1. 6 climbers summited with 6 Sherpas. A Total of 14 foreigner permissions were issued.

  7. At a glance total success rate in this season is nearly 48% where the climber to Sherpa ratio is also 1 (on an average data by DoT).

  8. Spanish Alpinist Kilian Jornet summited Mt. Everest twice within 5 days from the North Side without supplementary oxygen, fixed rope or Sherpa help. He took only 26hrs for his 1st ascent and 17hrs for his 2nd ascent to reach the top in a very windy condition.

  9. Kami Rita Sherpa from Nepal after reaching the summit of Everest from Nepal side this year, (May 27), became the most successful climber in reaching the summit. He has summited Everest 21 times. Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa also hold the same record.

  10. Spanish Alpinist Ferran Latorre (46) completed all the 14 Eight-Thousanders without supplementary oxygen or Sherpa help after summiting Everest from Nepal side this year.

  11. Alpinist Adrian Ballinger and Photo Journalist Cory Richards completed the project ‘Everest No Filter 2.0’, sharing their day-to-day experiences via Snapchat during their climb to Everest from the North side, Adrian made it to the summit without the help of Oxygen while Cory had used Oxygen for last 3 hrs to support Adrian.

  12. Indian ultra runner Brij Mohan Sharma, 43 (AKA Breeze) of Maharashtra, one of 2015 Everest Avalanche survivors became the first Indian Navy Defence Civilian to scale Everest.

  13. Anshu Jamsenpa (32) from India stood at the top of Everest for the 2nd time in one session (within 5 days). She is the only woman to complete the second double ascent of Everest, fastest double ascent by any woman (within 5 days), only mother of 2 children to complete second double ascent of Everest (2011 & 2017). This was her 5th Ascent of Everest.

  14. British climber Mollie Hughes (26) became the youngest Briton and European woman to scale the peak successfully from both sides after reaching the summit of Everest with climbing partner Jon Gupta from North side this year.

  15. Horia Colibasanu summited without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa support from north side.

  16. Anita Kundu (29) became first Indian woman climber to summit Everest from both the sides.

  17. Ian Toothill (47) of London reached the summit of Everest via North Col to raise money for Cancer Support. According to him, he became the first cancer patient to reach the summit of Everest.

  18. Blind climber Andy Holzer (50) with Klemens Bichler and Wolfgang Klocker reached the summit via North side.

  19. Lhakpa Sherpa from Nepal, aged 44 and a mother of three reached the summit for 8th time from North Side. She broke her own record of being the most successful woman in reaching the summit of Everest.

  20. Four Indian army personnel – Kunchok Tenda, Kelshang Dorjee Bhutia, Kalden Panjur and Sonam Phuntsok became the first Indian team to climb the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest without using supplementary oxygen.

  21. Italian couple Nives Meroi and Romano Bennet completed all the 14 Eight-Thousanders without supplementary oxygen or Sherpa help after summiting Annapurna this year. They have become the first couple in the world to do so.

  22. Alberto Zerain (56) from the project 2x14x8000 with Jonatan García also made it to the summit of Annapurna.

  23. David Göttler of Germany and Hervé Barmasse of Italy attempted a new route on the south face of Shishapangma .They climbed up the south wall in alpine style in just 13 hrs. They had turned back from just 10 meters below the summit. That unclimbed area was avalanche prone.

  24. Azim Gheychisaz of Iran completed all 14 Eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen or sherpa help after summiting Lhotse this year. He became the first Iranian who climbing all 14 Eight-thousanders.

  25. Slovak climbers Peter Hámor and Michal SabovĨík reached the summit of Dhaulagiri without supplementary oxygen. Peter Hámor became 17th Climber in the world to complete all 14 eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen.

  26. Min Bahadur Serchan of Nepal at the age of 86 breathed his last. He was attempting to be the oldest climber to summit Everest.

  27. 'Swiss Machine' Ueli Steck was killed in an accident that took place on Nuptse slope onApril 30 at 8AM while he was ascending solo. Which stopped the legend in his prime. He was climbing alone on the face of Nuptse for acclimatization, preparing for his epic traverse of Everest-Lhotse.

  28.  Pakistani climber,  Abdul Jabbar Bhatti and his Sherpa Sange Sherpa were rescued alive by a group of Sherpa climbers from Everest. 
    The rescuers  included Ang Tshering Lama, Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, Ang Jangbu Sherpa, Mingma Chhiri Sherpa and Pema Chiring Sherpa from 'Sherpa Khangri Outdoor team'. The climbers were rescued from near south summit on mount Everest and were brought to Camp-2 . According to DOT this was the highest ever point from where rescue was done (from Nepal side).

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