Tenji and Griffith Acclimatizing Well

Sherpa Tenji and Jon Griffith are attempting the Everest-Lhotse traverse via the South Col route.

The pair have spent four days at Camp 2 in the Western Cwm. On social media, Griffith suggests that the pair are in good physical and mental shape:

We’ve spent 4 days up here now and Tenji has been up to 8000m – he’s proving to be a bit of a machine doing laps up the Lhotse face! Our next rotation takes us up for a night at South Col and our last acclimatization run. We’re both feeling strong and psyched for the traverse.

Tenji takes in the full moon over the Lhotse Face from Camp 2 on Everest. Photo: Jon Griffith.

Hamor and Colibasanu are also attempting the Everest-Lhotse traverse, but via the West Ridge. The pair are currently making their way to 7,000 metres where they will spend the next four to five days acclimatizing.


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Colibasanu and Hamor on the Move

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Ash Routen is a Writer for ExplorersWeb. He has been writing about Arctic travel, Mountaineering, Science, Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Gear for 5 years. As well as ExplorersWeb, he has written for Red Bull, Outside, The Guardian and many other outlets. Based in Leicester, UK, Routen is an avid hiker, camper, and arctic traveller who writes about the outdoors around a full time job as an academic.

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