14 May 2023 Everest Summiteers

Imagine Nepal has made history by becoming the first international team to reach the Summit of Mount Everest in 2023. The group consisted of five clients from the United Kingdom, Pakistan, the United States, Hungary, and China, along with five Sherpas from Imagine Nepal.

On 14th May 2023, just a day after the rope fixing team of Imagine Nepal set the line to the top, the summit team successfully reached the Summit of Everest.

Summiteers list from Imagine Nepal:

– Ms Naila Kiani from Pakistan became the first international climber to reach the Summit of Mount Everest in 2023. Along with Imagine Nepal’s Sherpa, Mr Pasang Temba Sherpa and Ms Naila reached the Summit at 08:02 am on 14th May 2023. Naila Kiani has previously climbed G-I, G-II, and K2 in Pakistan and recently joined the Everest Expedition after successfully reaching the Summit of the deadly Annapurna last April.

– Ovarian Cancer Survivor Ms Jessica Rae Wedel Reaches Everest Summit at 08:38 am. She climbed the mountain alongside Mr Ang Mingma Sherpa, a Sherpa from Imagine Nepal, who has now summited Everest 15 times. This incredible accomplishment is even more impressive given her battle with ovarian cancer, and we are proud to celebrate her success.

Pa Dawa Sherpa and Mr Marton Peter Price from Imagine Nepal reached the Summit of Everest at 9:06 am NPT. This Summit is Pa Dawa’s 26th time getting to the Everest Summit, matching the previous record held by fellow climbing guide Kami Rita Sherpa.

– Nadia Azad and Pemba Chhiri Sherpa also successfully summited11:10 am. Nadia Azad climbed Annapurna in April this year with Imagine Nepal’s Annapurna Expedition Team. At the Summit of Everest, she completes her second 8000 meters peak. Next, she will attempt Lhotse and Makalu this season and head to Pakistan to complete 5 8000 meters of mountains in Pakistan this June/July with Imagine Nepal. With this, for Pemba Chhiri, Sherpa makes his 5th Summit.

– Lianhui Chui also summited Mount Everest at 12:25 pm, marking his first 8000 meters ascent. Thundu Sherpa, on the other hand, made his 13th successful ascent of Mount Everest. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the first siblings to have climbed Everest and to climb together most of the 8000 meters mountain.

Congratulations to Imagine Nepal and the entire team for this incredible achievement. This success is a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication, and perseverance, and we wish them all the best for their future expeditions.

Next, the team will move to Pakistan to climb K2, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, G-I, and G-II in June and July in which three female climbers, Nadia Azad, Jill Wheatley and Tracee Metcalfe are joining the team.