The team of climbers from Jagged Global, of which Warner Rojas is a member, began the ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, according to information released by the British company on its website. They started the ascent to the summit about 4 and a half hours ago.
Rojas tries to become the first Costa Rican to reach the highest point of the planet, 8,848 meters above the level, and one of the first Americans. This will be the last chance Rojas has to achieve his goal, since the weather has prevented other attempts made by the group.
“The team leader, David Hamilton, phoned to say they were leaving base camp 4 at 8 pm local time (8:15 am in San Jose, Costa Rica),” the bulletin said. Hamilton is an expert who has reached the summit of Everest five times.
The highest mountain on the earth attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.
This season has been very dangerous for those trying to reach the summit of Everest climbers because of crowding, which has killed at least six people since the weekend. The last