Everest Sherpas Summit Lhotse

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The Sherpas summited Lhotse in beautiful weather. Photo: Seven Summit Treks

A six-member Sherpa team by Seven Summit Treks has fixed the lines to the summit of Lhotse. As in Everest, they have reached the top late in the day, at 6:45 pm local time.

The six rope fixers were Tenjing Sherpa, Phurtenje Sherpa, Ngima Tashi Sherpa, Fura Tshering Sherpa, Tenging Gyaljen Sherpa, and Furba Kusang Sherpa. These men have a right to be tired: They all fixed ropes to the summit of Everest just three days ago!

On May 7, they became the first climbers to reach the top of the world this year. They summited at 6:30 pm and made it back to Camp 4 for the night. It is unclear whether they returned to Base Camp the following day, or simply to Camp 2, as Sergi Mingote and J.P. Mohr did in 2019 when they achieved that double-header.

The Sherpas had at most one day of rest, because they summited Lhotse today. In a previous story, we suggested that we would likely see them summit again. We didn’t expect it would be so soon.

The rope fixers tend to be very strong climbers who go with supplementary oxygen in order to do their job more efficiently. Nevertheless, their effort is remarkable.

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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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jmaf
jmaf
1 month ago

Does it count as 2 climbs if you start one from some shared mid-point like camp 2 Lhotse/Everest?

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Climber
Climber
1 month ago
Reply to  jmaf

Count for what/who- There’s no rules in climbing mate 🙂

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Max Madera
Max Madera
1 month ago
Reply to  Climber

It is a double header. MM (mountain-mathematicians) count it as 1.5 pp (pride points) before adjustments (-O2 +putting ropes for everybody +breaking trail and being first in the season -not enough pictures and social media exposure, …). But if you go up first Lhotse and then Everest it would have been 1.6 at least;-)

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Climber
Climber
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Madera

Love this Max 😂

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