Tenji and Griffith Summit Everest, but not Lhotse

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Sherpa Tenji in the Khumbu Icefall. Photo: Jon Griffith.

At 9:45am on Wednesday, Sherpa Tenji stepped onto the summit of Everest, having climbed the South Col route without supplemental oxygen. His partner, British alpinist Jon Griffith, was filming and climbing with oxygen. Their expedition is in memory of their good friend, Ueli Steck.

Speaking to ExWeb a few days ago, Griffith confirmed that they had intended to push onto Lhotse immediately after Everest, weather and their physical condition permitting. It now appears that they descended to Base Camp, foregoing the traverse to Lhotse.

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Ash Routen

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Ash is a full-time PhD Exercise Scientist from the UK. Outside of work Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer who has written for Rock and Ice, Outside, Red Bull, The Telegraph, Financial Times, UK Climbing etc. In 2018 he led a 640km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.

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