Everest, Summit

Everest – Wave 2 on the Summit this Morning

This seasons fickle jet stream relented this morning, with at least 14 more people summiting Everest.

Everest, Lhotse, Tangboche MonasteryEverest, left, from Tangboche Monastery. Winds dropping and climbers climbing.

Rather boldly picking the earliest possible time, Imagine Nepal Treks had a team of 7 sherpas and 7 foreigners on top by 8 a.m. this morning.

With the jet stream predicted to be clear of the summit for just a few days, a wave of teams are moving up to the South Col today with hopes to summit over the next few days.

Everest geo trackingFollow the live updates for David Hamilton and his Jagged Globe team.

On thé North side, climbers grouped at ABC are still eagerly awaiting the final fixing of the ropes to the top.

Scott Woolums posted this update on the ropes and teams on the north on fb:

Lots of wind in the forecast!

“We’re launching today for ABC at 21,000 ft. on a 7 to 10 day rotation up high, hopefully up to the summit on 27, 28 or 29. Discussed fixed lines with the Chinese Sirdar (boss) this morning and he is saying tomorrow lines go into 8500 meters and then 22nd to the summit weather permitting. Again the 24th in the afternoon the wind is back for a couple days. We have been planning the next good day after the 25th, which looks very windy. Will be in good position to go in a few days! Good luck to all teams going for 23rd!”

Makalu, Everest, Cho Oyu
The view from the North of Everest at the Pang La, Tibet. Makalu, left, Everest, center with plume, Cho Oyu, right.