April 16, 2023: Annapurna, the tenth-highest mountain in the world, has recently seen a successful summit by a second group of climbers. All members of this group used supplementary oxygen and had at least one Sherpa supporting each of them during the climb.

Fortunately, there were no issues with overcrowding during the difficult sections of the climb. The teams on the mountain were well distributed, and excessive crowding did not occur. This ensured that the climbers were able to navigate the challenging terrain with ease and reach the summit safely.

The first group of climbers to summit Annapurna this season did so on April 13th. The second group followed suit on April 15th. It is expected that more climbers will attempt to summit the mountain in the coming days.

Despite the lack of details available about the weather or snow conditions during the climb, the lead image from Base Camp shows clear skies. Forecasts predicted high winds for the day of the climb, but these winds were expected to decrease by the following day.

Climbing Annapurna is a significant challenge, even for experienced mountaineers. It is one of the deadliest mountains in the world, with a fatality rate of approximately 32%. The mountain is known for its challenging terrain, including steep ridges, icy cliffs, and dangerous avalanches.

The use of supplementary oxygen and Sherpa support is common among climbers attempting to summit Annapurna. Supplementary oxygen helps climbers combat the effects of high altitude, such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. The Sherpas, who are experienced mountaineers from the region, provide invaluable support to climbers during the ascent, including assistance with equipment, navigation, and safety.

Despite the risks involved in climbing Annapurna, it remains a popular destination for mountaineers seeking a challenge. With the successful summit by two groups of climbers in the past few days, it is clear that with the right preparation and support, it is possible to conquer this formidable mountain.

List of summiteers

Alina Pekova ????????

Amit Kumar ????????

Josette Valloton ????????

Afsaneh Hesami Fard ????????

Dragan Celikovic ????????

Vibeke Andrea Sefland ????????

Pemba Thenduk Sherpa ????????

Mingtemba Sherpa ????????

Pasang Tenje Sherpa ????????

Phurbu Kusang Sherpa ????????

Tenje Chhumbi Sherpa ????????

Chhepal Sherpa ????????