Everest: No Summit Yet

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Everest has still not had a 2020 summit. Photo: MingmaG

Bad weather has thwarted the summit attempt of the large Chinese team currently on Everest. The seven climbers fixing the route to the top stopped and turned around at 8,600m, according to Mingma G, who is in regular contact with the expedition’s outfitter Yarla Shampo.

The rope-fixers had set off this morning from the highest camp at 8,300m, while the large group of surveyors in charge of climbing and measuring the mountain awaited instructions at Advanced Base Camp at 6,500m.

Meanwhile, the Chinese clients on neighboring Lakpa Ri managed to make their 7,045m summit today.


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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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