Ongoing Rescue On Everest

A large number of climbers are summiting Everest today, but there’s also a climber in need of rescue.

The Himalayan Times reports that Dipendra Singh Khatri, a member of the Nepal Army Expedition, fell ill at the South Summit shortly after starting his descent. His team, aiming to climb the mountain and also conduct a cleaning operation, reached the summit yesterday at 10:05 am.

A Sherpa rescue team went from Base Camp to help Khatri while the other team members continued descending. According to the latest news, the rescuers have picked up the sick climber and are carrying him down the mountain.

Busy at the top

Several teams summited Everest yesterday, despite a rising wind. Today, more groups are heading up.

The EliteExped team put 30 members on the summit today, including a team from the Nepal Police, The Himalayan Times reports.

Meanwhile, a second group of climbers, including Pakistanis Naila Kiani and Nadia Asaz, have summited Lhotse. We are still waiting for news of Sajid Sadpara, who summited Everest on Sunday and hoped to climb Lhotse without supplementary oxygen.

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides graduated university in journalism and specializes in high-altitude mountaineering and expedition news. She has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of local and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporations, press manager and communication executive, and a published author.