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Lhotse Summit!

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition

The Lhotse team reached the summit this morning! Three members (Jing, Liang and Billi) two sherpa (Phurba Tashi and Tashi Tsering) and guides Adrian and Narly stood on the summit together between 4:30am and 5:30am on May 26th. They left C4 at 1am and climbed in good conditions the entire route. They were lucky to have a warm and wind free day and almost no rock on the couloir. “It has snowed so much this season it was mostly perfect neve,” said Adrian. Congratulations to the team! Notably, Adrian, Phurba and Tashi have now climbed three 8,000m peaks in three weeks after just summiting Everest twice! We should be hearing more about that soon. The team is now back down at Camp 2 and will go through the icefall for the last time tomorrow morning where they will be happily welcomed back to BC with the traditional banging of pots and pans!