April 15, 2023: In spite of adverse weather conditions, a team of rope-fixing guides and climbers reached the summit of Annapurna today. The team was led by Imagine Nepal and comprised of several guides and clients from different countries. They reached the summit at 11:15 am local time.

Summiteers list:

1. Kili Pemba Sherpa

2. Tamting Sherpa

3. Phur Galjen Sherpa

4. Dawa Sherpa

5. Tshering samduk Sherpa

6. Suman Gurung

7. Ngima Nuru Sherpa

8. Wang Zhong-China

9. Naoki Ishikawa-Japan

10. Sashko Kedev-Macedonia

11. Maria Alexandra Danila-Romania

12. Nadia lisa khoso-England

Jill Wheatley from Canada and Imagine Nepal’s Sherpa Pemba Chhiri Sherpa reached the summit of Annapurna (8091m) at 3:35 pm today. Jill, a 70% visually impaired climber who survived TBI, is now on the way to climbing all 14 8000-meter peaks. She has already climbed Mt. K2 (8611m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8463m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Broad Peak (8047m)

Pasang Norbu Sherpa, who successfully summited winter Manaslu a few months ago, has been confirmed by Seven Summit Treks to have reached the top again. Another climber, Sajid Sadpara, climbed quickly and without the aid of supplementary oxygen, and his tracker indicated that he reached the summit at 12:30 pm local time. This marks his fourth successful ascent of an 8,000-meter peak without the use of supplemental oxygen.

The trio of Pakistani climbers had been residing together at Base Camp until now. However, Naila Kiani and Shehroze Kashif, who are utilizing supplementary oxygen, have opted for a different itinerary than Sajid Sadpara. They have successfully traversed the hazardous hanging seracs above Camp 2 and intend to take a rest at Camp 3, along with the majority of the Seven Summit Treks team. Their strategy for scaling the summit is weather-dependent and subject to conditions.

Eventually, Naila Kiani (and perhaps other members of the Seven Summits Treks team) resolved to depart for the summit tonight from Camp 3. They are currently using supplemental oxygen.

Sheikha Asma Al Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family, accomplished the impressive feat of scaling the world’s tenth-highest peak, Mt Annapurna, today. This makes her the first Qatari woman to achieve this feat. Accompanied by renowned mountaineer Nirmal (Nims) Purja, Al Thani reached the summit at approximately 4:00 pm, according to Mingma David Sherpa, Director at Elite Expeditions. Nims managed to make the climb without the use of supplemental oxygen. Al Thani has previously climbed Mt Everest, K2, and Lhotse, making her the first Qatari woman to do so. She has also become the first Arab woman to reach the summit of Kanchenjunga and Manaslu. Al Thani has now conquered seven of the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. In addition, Anna Gutu from the USA and Alasdair Scott Mckenzie from France also succeeded in scaling Mt Annapurna today as part of their mission to complete all 14 peaks. The rope-fixing team leader, Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, and climbers Dorchi Sherpa and Tejan Gurung also successfully scaled the peak.

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