Breaking: Dozens Summit Annapurna Today

8000ers Annapurna
Annapurna Base Camp. Image by Seven Summits Treks.
Annapurna City, aka Base Camp. Photo: Seven Summits Treks.

Once a rarely visited 8000’er because of its complexity and avalanche-prone slopes, Annapurna has become a rather crowded place. Good weather and plenty of ropes and oxygen allowed no less than 32 climbers to enjoy the view from the top today!

Nirmal Purja, aiming to summit all 14x8000ers in seven months, was one of the lucky ones. The clock starts now ticking on the rest of his challenge. He may have shared summit hugs with Tunc Findik, now close to becoming the first Turkish climber to complete all 14×8000’ers. Don Bowie, climbing without supplementary Oxygen, became the first Canadian to summit Annapurna, a mountain he knows only too well after he took part in the expedition and the subsequent rescue attempt of Spanish Iñaki Ochoa de Olza back in 2008. That joint effort gained the unanimous applause of the climbing community and the general public worldwide.

Here is the list of today’s successful climbers, published by Seven Summits treks:

1 NIRMAL PURJA Nepal 🇳🇵
2 SUZUKI YACHIYO Japan 🇯🇵
3 NAOKO WATANABE Japan 🇯🇵
4 HAAKON AASVANG Norway 🇳🇴
5 TUNC FINDIK Turkey 🇹🇷
6 DONALD ALLEN BOWIE USA 🇺🇸
7 WUI KIN CHIN Malaysia 🇲🇾
8 SERGEY BARANOV Russia 🇷🇺
9 HE JING China 🇨🇳
10 RUIJIN REN China 🇨🇳
11 JIANG LONG China 🇨🇳
12 SOPHIE MARIE THERESE JEANNE LAVAUD Switzerland 🇨🇭

13 JONES-WARNER RUPERT GUY Britain 🇬🇧
14 HUAJIE LU China 🇨🇳
15 CHO CHEOL HEE Republic of Korea 🇰🇷
16 DAWA SANGE SHERPA Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
17 MINGTEMBA SHERPA Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
18 KASANG DAWA SHERPA Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
19 GESMAN TAMANG Solududhkunda-8, Solukhumbu 🇳🇵
20 PHURBASONAM SHERPA Juving-1, Solukhumbu 🇳🇵
21 Mingma GYABU SHERPA Lelep-7, Taplejung 🇳🇵
22 TENJI CHHUMBI SHERPA Makalu-4, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵

23 PASANG DAWA SHERPA Chaurikharka-07, Solukhumbu 🇳🇵
24 NGIMA TSHERING SHERPA Khumjung-03, Solukhumbu 🇳🇵
25 NGATASHI SHERPA Yafu-09, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
26 LAKPA SHERPA Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
27 MINGMA THINDUK SHERPA Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
28 PEMA CHHUMBI SHERPA Makalu-09, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵

29 HALUNG DORCHI SHERPA Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha🇳🇵
30 LAKPA SHERPA Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
31 PECHHUMBE SHERPA Makalu-05, Sankhuwasabha 🇳🇵
32 GELJE SHERPA Tapting-3, Solukhumbu 🇳🇵

According to Pasang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summits — a member of the 14×8000’er club, who climbed Annapurna back in 2001 — the number could increase in the next few weeks, since more than two dozen more climbers wait in BC for the next weather window.

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Craig Quigley
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Wui Kin chin is stranded on the descent from the summit unable to descend on his own steam.. They will start the rescue tomorrow.

Roland
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Please keep us posted if you can. Many of us his old class mates are praying for him

Arlene Bowie
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Correction to your article:
Don Bowie is a Canadian. He climbed as an independent climber. He bought into Shared Summits Base Camp Services and shared permit only. We think it is noteworthy that Don is the first Canadian to summit Annapurna, and without oxygen. Don’s Support Team

Mikey
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Is there a place I can see where the current climbers are at? I have a friend climbing and was hoping to see if he is ok