Summit Picture from 2004
Update June 2nd 8.02 Eastern Time: George has summited
Everest for the 7th time! Only Sherpas climbers have summited everest more; as
far as western climbers, American
Pete Athans is the only other climber that has summited Everest 7 times.
The winds were high on the summit. It was very hard to hear George and
make out what he was saying. He said the Indians were climbing, it was very
hard to determine where they were. He also said climbers were an hour or two
behind them heading up. He said something about 3 other climbers....
Lakpa Sherpas has summited Everest now 5 times! no other
woman has summited more than 2!
He wanted to give his best to everyone and all the readers
of EverestNews.com who has supported him over the years. To send George and
Lakpa a message click here:
Update June 1st: George called about 6 hours ago. He was
expecting to head up. He promised a Summit call today (our time!, June 2nd in
China). Lakpa will go along with him and the 'spider" will go too. They plan
on being fast, as this is very dangerous. They planned on leaving early. We
expect others from other teams will follow.
He has summited the last 6 years in a row, once without the use of bottled oxygen, something only Sherpas can claim... Lakpa hopes to summit for
the 5th time this spring season. No other woman has summited more
than twice. Lakpa, like George, climbs without guides.
They are again part of the Asian Trekking Group for independent climbers where
all climbers are on their own.
Update May 31st, George and Lakpa did not go anywhere last
night. They are going to need to head up or down, soon...
Update May 30th, 2005: High Winds at camp 2 on Everest! But
George and Lakpa are doing fine, two of Lakpa brothers summited with the
Russians yesterday, the one is the Sirdar of the expedition. george and Lakpa
should be headed to camp 3 by the time you read this. Others up there include the
second (or you could say third) part of the Russian team, The Indian "girls"
as they appear to be known. The Indian army is also up there, maybe ahead of
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