Tenji and Griffith Summit Everest, but not Lhotse

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Sherpa Tenji in the Khumbu Icefall. Photo: Jon Griffith.

At 9:45am on Wednesday, Sherpa Tenji stepped onto the summit of Everest, having climbed the South Col route without supplemental oxygen. His partner, British alpinist Jon Griffith, was filming and climbing with oxygen. Their expedition is in memory of their good friend, Ueli Steck.

Speaking to ExWeb a few days ago, Griffith confirmed that they had intended to push onto Lhotse immediately after Everest, weather and their physical condition permitting. It now appears that they descended to Base Camp, foregoing the traverse to Lhotse.

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Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. His words have featured in global outlets such as The Guardian, Outside Magazine and Red Bull. He works as a public health scientist by day and writes about the outdoors in his spare time. Ash's areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, and adventure travel. For vacation Ash enjoys going on independent sledding expeditions.

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