Hungarian Summits Lhotse w/o O2; Plus Other News from Everest & Lhotse

Everest and Lhotse had a new wave of O2 and Sherpa-supported summits today.

Four climbers also summited without supplementary oxygen: Mingma G on Everest plus Hungary’s Szilard Suhajda and a Spanish pair, Ignacio Barrio Fernandez and Uxue Murolas Agerri on Lhotse.

The queue on Everest two days ago. Photo: Sange Sherpa



The Imagine Nepal team, led by Mingma G, successfully summited Everest this morning between 4 and 6 am Nepal time. The 10 clients and 11 Sherpas climbed with O2. Mingma G himself went without supplementary oxygen. Pakistani Abdul Joshi also summited, as well as others from Russia, China, Australia, and Nepal.

Nayla Nasir A. Albaloushi atop Everest. Photo: Seven Summit Treks


Pui Yan Cheng of China, from the 8K Expeditions team, summited with the help of three Sherpas and O2. Another client from Hong Kong joined them on top.

Satish Raveendra Babu of the U.S., climbing with Pioneer Adventures, summited this morning at 4:50 am with Pasang Sherpa.

An hour earlier, Seven Summit Treks client Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha (Celine) became the first Vietnamese woman to climb Everest.

In slightly older news, among the May 14 summiters were a Canadian mother and daughter with 8K Expeditions, Liliya and Dasha Ianovskaia. Lyliya, the mother, is 62 years old and just started climbing at 50. Since then, she summited Aconcagua, the Matterhorn, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Alpamayo, Cotopaxi, and Pico Oiarzaba, among others. On some, her daughter Dasha accompanied her.

Yorick Vion of France also summited on May 14.

Mother and daughter on top of Everest. Photo: Liliya Ianovskaia


On May 14, SST client Nayla Nasir A. Albaloushi from the United Arab Emirates became the first UAE woman to climb the world’s highest peak.

Madison Mountaineering members summited yesterday at 4:25 pm. Elia Saikaly and six Sherpas also made it.

A 56-year-old South African paraglider jumped off the South Col of Everest at noon yesterday and landed at Gorak Shep 20 minutes later.

Sheroze Kashif. Photo: Chhang Dawa Sherpa



We have received Lhotse summit news as well.

After his May 14 no-O2 climb of Lhotse, Szilard Suajda is now back in Base Camp.

Photo: Ignacio Barrio Fernandez and Uxue Murolas Agerri.


Nepali photojournalist and climber Purnima Shreshta and her 8K Expeditions guide Nima Sherpa summited this morning at 8 am. Last week, Shreshta also climbed Kangchenjunga.

Shreshta was the first Nepali woman to summit Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri (with Pasang Lhamu Akita). She also climbed Manaslu in 2017 and Everest in 2018.

Yorick Vion on the summits of Everest and Lhotse. Photo: Yorick Vion


A day after summiting Everest, Yorick Vion climbed Lhotse on May 15.

Sheroze Kashif of Pakistan, aka Broad Boy, reached the top of Lhotse this morning with Seven Summit Treks. He thus became the youngest to climb the four highest 8,000’ers, Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse.

Climbing The Seven Summits confirms that three people who had just climbed Everest summited Lhotse yesterday.

Szilard Suhajda. Photo: Szilard Suhajda


We are still waiting to hear from French mountaineer Marc Batard, who is trying to open a route on Everest that avoids the Khumbu Icefall. We are also awaiting news from Hong Sung Taek’s team on the South Face of Lhotse. Today, Pasang Rinze Sherpa posted an image of a snowy camp, below, clinging to the steep face.

Photo: Pasang Rinze

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.