The team, composed of six mountaineers, was led by Nemasai, a former Nepali soldier and British Special Forces operative, who, after retiring from the military – burst onto the scene of climbing in 2019, when he covered all 14 8,000 meters in six months Climbed the peaks and six days, shaving over seven years off the world record.
Parja is not a Sherpa, but he made a team consisting of five Sherpa climbers. The team consisted of Gingen Sherpa, who climbed several Himalayan peaks with Purja in 2019, and Mingma David Sherpa, who is known for rescuing 52 climbers from the slopes of Everest in a season in 2016.
Mingma ji, a Sherpa climber who has climbed Everest twice, twice K2 and who climbed the world’s 8,000-meter peaks before the age of 30, led a different team of Sherpa climbers.
Together they and a team of local Pakistani porter took 70 camp tents, six dining tents and 30 specially designed high-tent tents on a 60-week trek of 70 weeks from snow to base camp at an altitude of about 17,000 feet. Buried. They packed thousands of meters of rope, dozens of ice screws, rock pitons, supplemental oxygen and kerosene, 360 pounds of meat, and 400 pounds of chocolate, cookies, and energy bars.
Prior to his arrival it was decided that all climbers at the base camp would follow the standard Abruzzi route that winter. On 26 December, Purza and his team filled their packs with four days of rope, tents and food, and started their first four-day rotation by climbing a 40-degree slope to an altitude of 20,013 feet at Camp I. For the conditions. The next day, they walked 21,982 feet to Camp II, where they buried tents under the rocking.
On 28 December, Parja’s radio tweeted. Team Mingma Ji was busy fixing the lines on the mountain which all the teams could use in the winter season. And they need help if they have to eliminate the lines running all the way to Camp III. Four members of Team Nimsadai also went to the base camp and landed, but Purja and Mingma Tenzi traveled 23,000 feet to lend a hand. By the time everyone returned to the base camp on New Year’s Eve, the priest’s fingers were cold, and two Nepali teams had joined the army.