2019 Everest Expedition Nepal  •  29,035'  •  8850m
Expedition Coverage

IMG's 2019 Mt. Everest Expedition Coverage

Led by Eric Simonson, Ang Jangbu Sherpa, Greg Vernovage, Justin Merle, Phunuru Sherpa, Harry Hamlin, Adam Clark


First Summit Team Descends Safely to South Col

May 22, 2019 (2:30am PDT)

Everyone from the first wave of climbers is back to the Col. Four are continuing to descend on to Camp 2 while the others will spend a second night at the Col.

Meanwhile the climbers coming up today from Camp 3 have reached the Col and are resting and getting ready for their summit bid tonight.

Weather is looking good!

—Eric Simonson, IMG Partner


May 21, 2019 (7pm PDT)

Good news! Today's climbers have reached the summit and are now descending. They still have a lot of work to do in order to get down, but the weather and conditions are excellent and everyone is doing well.

Here is the official summit list that has been transmitted to the Ministry:

Ms. Daphne de JongNetherlands
Sonam Tashi SherpaNepal
Ms. Fatima DeryanRepublic of Lebanon
Ang Karma SherpaNepal
Kami SherpaNepal
Mr. Julien Andre Maurice Laurent France
Mingma Dorjee SherpaNepal
Mr. Ralph KissoRepublic of Lebanon
Sonam Dorjee SherpaNepal
Thunang LhomiNepal
Mr. Ole Petter ThunesNorway
Pasang Kami SherpaNepal
Sona Chhiri SherpaNepal
Ms. Charlotte Adrienne AustinUSA
Phinjo Dorji SherpaNepal
Mr. Mark Ryan BallardCanada
Fura Gyalzen SherpaNepal
Mr. Adam Michael ClarkUSA
Jangbu SherpaNepal

—Eric Simonson, IMG Partner

Climbers past the Balcony

May 21, 2019 (1:30pm PDT)

Greg called from Base Camp to report that everything was going well for the climbers, and that they are all now above the Balcony. Sounds like the wind has dropped way down, and that it's gorgeous with the recently full moon illuminating the mountain.

What a night!

—Eric Simonson, IMG Partner