Death and Records in Himalayas for Spring 2018
It’s May 16, 2018, and there’s been a lot of action on Mount Everest this season.
There’s a new world record for women with Ani Lhakpa Sherpa’s ninth summit from north side.
Kami Rita Sherpa summited for a record 22nd time with a Seven Summit Treks team. Mingma G Sherpa guided Chinese double amputee 69-year-old Xia Boyu to the summit.
One of the first foreigner summit was Steve Plain with Jon Gupta and Pemba Sherpa, he broke the record for climbing the seven summits in 117 days.
British climbers Ben Fogle and Kenton Cool reached the summit.
Congratulations to the first Everest summiteers of the year! Particularly, to Steve Plain @project7in4 who set a new Seven Summits male world record at 117 days! Remembering my own summit moment in 2016 as a part of the quest to become the fastest woman to complete 7 Summits and Explorers Grand Slam. @zagskis @blueiceclimbing @moken_vision @valandregear
On the Nepal side, Lam Babu Sherpa from Kurima solukhambu has died, but the details of his death are unclear. Two Sherpas were hurt when a serac collapsed towards the top of the Khumbu Icefall.
There are now ropes fixed to summit on Tibet side and on May 15, there were at least 10 climbers who reached the to of Lhotse.
Annapurna was summited on May 13 and Manaslu expeditions were canceled due to avalanche conditions. Climbers reached the top of Cho Oyu.
The heli search for Shishapangma climber Bulgarian Boyan Petrov revealed no signs of life above camp two.
So nice to get out for a sunrise mission this morning and watch basecamp slowly come to life. @benfogle @britishredcross @anythingispossible.world @smartwool @thenorthface @madisonmtng @cnnvision @cnn @kentoncool #sunrise #everestbasecamp #everest #nepal #himalayas #fishercreative #mountain #khumbu #canon #14mm