I did it! I reached the top of the world on May 25-th

Hello All,

I did it! I reached the top of Mt. Everest on May 25-th at 7 a.m.

On May 24-th I started in the morning from the camp 7,700 m and reached the camp 8,300 m at around 1 p.m. I rested and melted snow in the camp till late evening, and at 10:30 p.m. I started the final accent. I climbed alone without the group, but there were a lot of other climbers on the route, and that created traffic jam sometimes. The weather was not very co-operative, but  acceptable. It was windy, and the snow was falling all night. In the morning the weather was getting better and the wind slowed down. I had to remove my goggles, since they were constantly covered by condensate.

At 7 a.m., May 25-th I reached the summit, I still didn’t realize fully that the dream was achieved, it came later. I made some pictures and started descent at around 7:30 a.m. I descented to the camp 8,300 m, drank a cup of tea. The weather during descent was getting worth and worth. I continued to the camp 7,700 m, passed it, continued to the camp at North Col at 7,100 m, had 4 cups of tea there, descented the ice wall, and finally reached the Advance Base Camp at 6,400 completely exhausted. I was only able to sent satellite messages to my family and sponsors,and fell  asleep. Didn’t sleep well actually. All night the snow falled down  heavily, it was about 20 cm of freash snow at the camp in the morning.

At around 11 a.m. next day (May 26-th) I continued descent to the Base Camp. It was 20 km travel. The snow was falling all the day, sometimes the trail was not visable. At 6:30 p.m. I reached the safety of the Base Camp, exhausted, I had some food and tea, and fall asleep.

Today is 27-th of May, I am at the Base Camp, with the Internet access, the snow is still falling down (about 15 cm freash snow during the night). The Everest season is over. It has lusted basically only 1.5 days this year (May 24-th and half oh May 25-th). Monsoon  is moving over Everest this week. All expeditions have  abandoned the climb. Not many people summited Mt. Everest this year, and many people have lost their lives: 17 climbers on the South side. We have 2 missing climbers on the North side. We really hope they will be found alive.

By climbing Mt. Everest I have complited my quest to climb the highest peaks of all seven continents.

Please find some pictures. I even made a picture of my Everest certificate, but it is currently filled in Chinese only and will become official after completing the English part in Kathmandu.

Thanks a lot to all my sponsors and supporters!

On the way to the North Col

On the way to the North Col

 

At camp 7,700 m

At camp 7,700 m

 

Camp 7,700 m

Camp 7,700 m

Camp 8,300 m

Camp 8,300 m

Everest summit

Everest summit

On the summit

On the summit

Second Step

Second Step

Season is over. Yaks carry loads from ABC to the Base Camp

Season is over. Yaks carry loads from ABC to the Base Camp

Base Camp today, May 27-th

Base Camp today, May 27-th

A copy of Everest Certificate

A picture of Everest Certificate

20 thoughts on “I did it! I reached the top of the world on May 25-th

  1. Равиль! Вот ты молодец! Мы все за тебя рады и всем знакомым рассказываем о твоем достижении! своим примером ты доказывешь всем людям, что мечта осуществима, что преград нет, что мы творим свой мир сами. От души поздравляю тебя! ждем домой! Андрей

  2. Равиль! Наконец долгожданная новость дошла до нас! Это Великое достижение и Великая победа! Поздравляем тебя!!! Виктор, Эля

  3. Yes! You did it! We are so happy for you. My congratulations to Olga and all your family as well.
    Tatiana E.

  4. Равиль! прими мои искренние поздравления в связи с этим радостным для тебя событием! Еще одна из великих вершина мира покорилась тебе!!! Наш офис поздравляет тебя! все шлют тебе привет!
    Ravil, let me congratulate you with this bright spot for you! One more great peak was taken by you! All our office congratulates you! Evevryone sends regards to you!

  5. Phew… A big relief Ravil you are safe and on your way home. Wow! A crowning achievement to accomplishing your amazing goal of climbing the highest peaks on all the continents. Bravo! Well done. We can all breathe easier now.
    -Chris

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