Everest 2013 | First SUMMITs from South (and North?)

Summits have been reported from Everest South side, while Tibetan guides must also have reached the top from North.

Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions wrote that sherpas fixing South side route made it to the summit today (10th May) at 1130hrs local time. Sun is out and winds were moderate, which allowed the team not to just extend a line to summit but also fortify different sections of rope-line.

Meanwhile from other side of the mountain, Altitude Junkies leader Phil Crampton shares that Tibetan rope fixers were close to summit yesterday. There is no confirmation yet but it can be assumed that North side guides also made it to summit either yesterday or today.

Ropes fixed on both sides of the mountain means that hundreds of climbers will be pushing to summit in less than a week. Busy rope lines, traffic jams and summits - upper sections of Everest are ready for action.

For detailed report on Everest teams follow below links (my contributions to Explorersweb)

Everest South: Ready to Fix to Summit, Rundown of Climbers to Watch
Everest North: Rope fixing, roundup of teams and individuals

Image Source: AltitudeJunkies

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