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

Sport journalist, published author and communication consultant. Feeling back home at ExplorersWeb after five years exploring distant professional ranges. From Dec19 to Feb20, I'll be also working as press manager for Alex Txikon's expeditions to Antarctica, winter Ama Dablam and winter Everest.

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