Mt Lhotse on Tuesday recorded the first summit in three years as the fourth highest mountain in the world drew the blank following the back-to-back disasters that hit the Mt Everest region in the previous years.
According to Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks Mingma Sherpa, who is now at Mt Everest base camp, Tshering Pemba Sherpa, Temba Bhote, Phurba Wangdi Sherpa Jangbu Sherpa with other climbing Sherpas fixed a route all the way to the summit, becoming the first to stand atop the mountain.According to reports Indian climber Debasish Biswas and a woman climber from New Zealand successfully climbed 8516 meter high Mt Lhotse on Tuesday after a team of Sherpas fixed the route to summit. John Snorri Sigursson (Iceland) and Cian O Brolchain (Ireland) also climbed at Mt. Lhotse. John and Cian became the first mountaineer from their respective countries to summit Mt Lhotse.
An avalanche above the icefall section in 2014 and the devastating earthquakes in 2015 restricted the world climbers from making summit on Mt Lhotse. Meanwhile with the opening of a climbing route to Mt Everest on Monday, climbers from across the globe continuing their final summit to the roof of the world. In the first summit of this year 14 climbers scaled highest peak of the world on Monday. 35 climbers made it to Mt. Everest on Tuesday morning. According to Tourism Department 373 fee-paying climbers have received permits to make an attempt on the world’s highest peak this spring. This is the highest number of climbing permits issued for Everest during a single season.