SOLUKHUMBU, May 25: Altogether 75 summiteers -- 40 Nepalis and 35 foreigners -- belonging to eight different groups succeeded in climbing the Mt Everest on Friday.
More than 128 summiteers including Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal´s son Prakash are expected to attempt to climb Everest on Saturday -- the last day of this year´s climbing season.
"Despite relatively rough weather, a lot of mountaineers made it to the top of the world´s largest peak this year," said Tilak Pandey, liaison officer at the Mountaineering Division.
Four Indian army women scale Mount Everest
KATHMANDU: Four female officers and six male soldiers from the Indian Army have made it to the top of Mount Everest, Friday. According to a press statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, the final push for the summit began around 7 p.m. 24 May 2012 from Camp 4 famously known as the South Col, with the first of the climbers arriving at their destination about nine hours later.
“Sir, we´ve done it,” were the first words from Captain Namrata Rathore to Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, the leader of the expedition from the summit. The other female officers who reached the summit were Major (Dr) N. Linyu, Capt. Deepika Rathore and Capt. Smitha. Maj Linyu was the first of the female climbers to reach the summit. The team was led by Major R. S. Jamwal (deputy leader,) of the team.
Subedar Rajender Jalal, Havaldar Sherab Palden, Havaldar Praveen Thapa, Havaldar Chader Bahadur Thapa and L/H Sudhir Singh were amongst the other male members who successfully scaled the peak.