Winding Down: Last Days on Makalu and Everest

Whatever happens, it will occur before the end of the week. Kristin Harila, Halung Dorchi Sherpa, Dawa Wonju Sherpa, and Pasdawa Sherpa should leave for the summit tonight. Harila’s tracker currently locates her at 7,500m as of midnight Nepal time.

Multimodel weather forecasts show weakening winds and some light snow through Saturday. Although the weather looks good for the week ahead, May 29 seems to be the logical summit day. Harila is on the clock, trying to beat Nirmal Purja’s time for all 14 8,000’ers. Also, climbing permits may be expiring shortly. It is unlikely that anyone will pursue summits on Makalu into June.

Forecast for the summit of Makalu by meteoexploration.com.

 

The Pioneer Adventure team, led by Mingma Dorchi and Sanu Sherpa, currently plans to summit on May 28.

Sirbaz Khan, Jill Wheatley, and the rest of Mingma G’s Imagine Nepal group are at Camp 2 (6,700m). Khan’s partner, Saad Munawar, says that Khan will move to Camp 3 tomorrow and launch his summit push from there. He aims to top out on Saturday.Β  Adrianna Brownlee’s tracker also locates her in Camp 2, while Shehroze Kashif is still at Advance Base Camp (5,700m).

Everest: last push tonight?

On Everest, there is no news from Elite Exped team, the only one left on the mountain. They previously cited May 27 as summit day on Everest and May 28 on Lhotse. They have given no updates since then.

Yesterday, the Everest ER clinic closed in Base Camp. The physicians handled a total of 419 cases, according to Dr. Samriddha Pant. Some were altitude-related, some not. The Ice Doctors will retrieve the ropes and ladders from the Icefall on Sunday.

Dr. Samriddha Pant at the Everest ER, earlier in the season. The clinic closed yesterday. Photo: Everest ER/Facebook

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with ExplorersWeb.com.

Angela Benavides 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 national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Apy
Apy
1 month ago

Shehroze is also at Camp 2 ready to move to Camp 3 tomorrow
https://www.instagram.com/p/CeBU79jsr-L/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

F v
F v
1 month ago

Tonight moderate wind for summit everest, tomorrow and days after looks better. But i don’t know if the ice fall doctors again move the closing date of the ice fall like they did last year.

Chris Jones
Chris Jones
1 month ago

Has it occurred to anyone following and reading these interwebs about the climbing season at all that Kristin’s project to Match Nims is totally awesome, however, her three sherpas Halung Dorchi Sherpa, Dawa Wonju Sherpa, and Pasdawa Sherpa SHOULD ALL GET CREDIT for also reaching the summit of all 6 of these peaks she has climbed this spring and GET ALL THE CREDIT FOR THE RECORDS IF THEY INDEED REACHED THE TOP WITH HER. WHY IS EXPLORERS WEB CONTINUIING TO GIVE THESE WHITE PEOPLE CREDIT ALONE? HAVE SOME DAMN COURTESY HERE. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES CLIMBING.

Kharak
Kharak
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris Jones

Jones I may not be fully informed, but didn’t Nims had all rope fixed by his team before reaching the base camp while attempting 14peaks, I understand his approach was more or less the same, I am totally aware of Nims ability to fix rope or climb by himself, but while making the record, wasn’t he assisted by his team, Correct me if I am wrong?
I agree with your statement, the fellow sherpas helping Harila must be get there credit.

Weedrocker
Weedrocker
1 month ago
Reply to  Kharak

The one spending the money has a say at last . 😁😁

Sandeep Johri
Sandeep Johri
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris Jones

Thanks Chris for calling this out. It’s about time we start giving the Sherpas equal credit. Summiting is a team sport and the sherpas carry more more of the burden for the success. Imagine calling out part of a winning team generically by their ethnicity in any other sport!!

Sheeny
1 month ago

She’s done Makalu at around 0950 this morning I’ve just been informed. Great work by her AND the Sherpas!