Monthly Archives: May 2013

Everest/Lhotse double ascent! (Swedish first??)

After summiting Everest, the world’s highest peak, we returned 10am to South Col. At 3am the night after, a brave group of 4 of us set again and climbed Lhotse, 8,516m the world’s 4th highest peak as well.  The Everest+Lhotse double team: Dean Staples from New Zealand (lead guide and 9x Everest summiter), Ang Gelu Sherpa (4x Everest), me (1x Everest), Rinjit Sherpa (1x Everest).

I believe I’m the first Swede to have done the Everest/Lhotse double (one right after the other), and trying to check this formally with the ministry/Elizabeth Hawley, which may take some time… [If anyone knows of any other Swede who has done this before me, let me know]

The first picture is from the summit of Lhotse, in the morning of May 22, and the second one is from the same afternoon when were back down in Camp 2 – where it was way less windy – Ang Gelu dressed in matching Swedish colors haha!

Lhotse summit TS TS-AG double photo

Everest summit pics

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At 6.15am this morning, I summited Mt Everest!! I think all the dZi Foundation donations to date/planned gave me good karma for Chomolungma to welcome me! Thx!
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Safely arrived in upper Camp 3 @ 7,300m. Sleeping here on ledges on the Lhotse face, before continuing to C4 South Col tomorrow… So far so good…
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Waiting almost over…

Tomorrow night at 1am we’re going up the mountain to start the ascent towards our summit bid! Planning to summit a few days later, when conditions are right!

The best way to cheer me on and show your support is to donate to my charity project! I have done a lot of research to find a charity in dZi Foundation that does great work, with a very high  payout ratio to the actual projects, ie low overhead/friction costs.

Your help and contribution is appreciated!

Thx
Thomas

Update for prospective UK donors to dZi Foundation

Dear UK based friends – the bureaucratic hoops in the UK are taking just a little bit longer to jump through, but hopefully the UK specific donation Page shall be up and running soon… Jim Nowak, President of dZi Foundation, ensures me they are on the last steps… Prospective UK donors, please e-mail Jim on jim to tell him you intend to donate, and he will notify you when the page is up and running. Please wait up this page is ready, because then dZi Foundation can get UK “Gift Aid” tax benefits, resulting in 25% more money to the charity, and more resources for our school project!

Thank you,

Thomas