Everest Sherpas Summit Lhotse

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.