At Least 30 Climbers Reach Everest Summit, Including Double Amputee

At Least 30 Climbers Reach Everest Summit, Including Double Amputee

At Least 30 Climbers Reach Everest Summit, Including Double Amputee

The team included Pasang Tenjing Sherpa, Pasdawa Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Jen Jen Lama, Siddi Bahadur Tamang, Pemba Chhiri Sherpa, Tenzing Gyaljen Sherpa and Datuk Bhote, the report said.

FILE - Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu, who lost both of his legs during his first attempt to climb Mount Everest, poses during an interview with AFP at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, April 4, 2018. There are only about a couple of days of windows of good weather on the highest part of the peak in May, when climbers rush to attempt their way to the summit.

Plain's Global Positioning System tracker also showed he had stood atop the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain.

Meanwhile a team which deployed to fix ropes from Everest's north in Tibet reached the summit on Monday, said the Himalayan Database which monitors climbers. Xia planned to return past year, but the Nepal Ministry of Tourism announced that it planned to ban double amputees from Everest. Twenty years later, he developed lymphoma and both legs were amputated above the knees.

Mark Joseph Inglis of New Zealand was the first double leg amputee to summit the peak, who scaled the mountain from the Chinese side in 2006.

Xia had attempted for the summit in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well, but his dreams were shattered owing to avalanche, natural disaster and bad weather respectively.

The ruling was struck down by Nepal's top court in March, which ruled it discriminatory towards people with disabilities.

Xia ascended Everest along with the Imagine Treks and Expeditions team, led by Sherpa Minima Gyalje.

"Climbing Mount Everest is my dream". In 2016, a blizzard forced him to return while he was 200 feet away from the summit. I have to realise it.

According to Nepal's tourism department, the official government body which issues climbing permits for the Qomolangma expedition, 346 mountaineers from 38 Nepali and foreign teams have taken the permits for expedition this year.

Steve Plain along with British climber Jon Gupta tweeted: "Hello from the top of the world!"

A Chinese climber who was crippled by frostbite on Everest more than 40 years ago has scaled the summit at the start of this year's climbing season.

Polish climber Janusz Kochanski had the previous record of fastest to climb the seven peaks, doing it in 126 days a year ago.

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