We are now back in Kathmandu, rested, feed, showered, and celebrated to finish a very successful expedition on Everest and Lhotse.
I want to thank everyone involved for making this such an exceptional expedition including: our climbing Sherpa team, cooks, climbers, guides, and of course our amazing logistics coordinator, Jiban and his son Sapan! We would not have been successful without everyone’s hard work!
Thank you also to everyone who has followed along and gave support in comments, and good thoughts on this expedition, it meant a lot to everyone.
We will be back next year! Thanks again for following along!
It was a whirlwind of a day, waking up at 2:30am to head to Basecamp and then hop in a helicopter to get back in Kathmandu for dinner. We are exhausted but so happy to be back in civilization with all the amenities we haven’t had in 2 months. Thanks for following along on this very successful expedition to the top of the World!
Congratulations to Santiago Perez, Jangbu Sherpa and Karma Serki Sherpa for climbing Lhotse todays after Everest! Not an easy feat but Santiago rested at the South Col and with great motivation made an ascent of the 4th tallest mountain in the World after summiting the highest in just over 24 hours!!! I have done this before in 2013 and know the extra strength and determination it takes to accomplish this.
Tomorrow we head to Basecamp!!
Thanks for following!
Thank you for following along on this incredible expedition! Today our team realized their dreams of standing on top of the World. We started out in great weather, it was warm and calm. As we got higher and headed up the southeast ridge towards the South summit it actually started snowing. From the South summit to the true summit (1 1/2 hours) the wind picked up but it was still fairly warm. Everyone was safe, and warm, it just made it hard to take a lot of photos as everything was freezing up. I’ll post more photos as we head down to Basecamp in the next couple of days. The expedition will quickly be wrapping up in 2 days when we arrive back to Basecamp and the team heads back to Kathmandu and onward home soon after. Tomorrow we will head back down the Lhotse Face to Camp 2 and the following day return to Basecamp.
Thanks to everyone following along and sending love and support throughout this 2 month long trip, we all appreciate it very much!
Hello everyone, the team just reported that all team members (11) made it to the summit at 8:15 am. Congratulations to Ben Jones, Eric Murphy, Malcom Alexander, John Peterson, Santiago Perez, John Zeckendrof, Jangbu Sherpa, Kami Rita Sherpa, Fur Kancha Sherpa, Mingma Tshering Sherpa and Dawa Nuru Sherpa. Great job everyone and have safe descent.
Photo Ben Jones from last year
The trip was superbly organized from start to finish, with superior facilities and support throughout. The climbing strategy, based on the guiding team’s extensive knowledge of the mountain, resulted in a highly successful and safe summit bid.