After a season of fits and starts, a mass of climbers – estimated at 250 plus, are on their way to the summit from the South Col.
Reported on the Jagged Globe site:
The Everest team are about to leave the South Col at 1930 local time.
David (Hamilton) expects it to be a long summit day (his InReach most likely won’t have enough battery for the entire climb).
Teams have been leaving the South Col every hour since 1500hrs. There could be as many as 250 people going for the summit tonight.
We don’t expect to post updates until the team is back safely at the South Col. In the meantime we wish the climbers the very best of luck.
If you want to follow them, two of the climbers have trackers you can link to below, that with any luck may keep going until they reach the top of the world – and of course more importantly, back down again.
Those leaving in this afternoon are likely to miss the sunrise, but those leaving around now, if lines prevail, just may get to see the worlds’ best sunrise.
Rui’s tracker https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/RUI
David’s tracker https://share.garmin.com/DavidHamilton
All the best and let’s hope good weather and safe climbing prevail amongst the many people on the mountain tonite.