Himalayan climbing season is in full swing as climbers have reached the summits of Annapurna and Everest this week. There have also been several rescues as more climbers acclimatize for their shot at reaching the tops of the world’s highest mountains.
Grace Tseng, 29, from Taiwan summited Annapurna becoming the youngest woman to reach the top without using supplemental oxygen. Last spring, she became the first woman from Taiwan to climb Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak.
Norwegian climber Kristin Harila also summited Annapurna this week as she’s hoping to climb the 14 8,000-metre peaks in a record time for women. In May 2021, she climbed Everest and Lhotse in less than 12 hours, setting a world record for women.
Adriana Brownlee, 21, of the U.K. also summited Annapurna as the youngest British and Spanish woman. She aims to become the youngest person to complete the 14 peaks. And Kasturi Deepak Savekar, 20, became the world’s youngest woman to reach the top of Annapurna last week.