If you’ve had a lifelong dream of climbing Mt. Everest, you should be aware that it’s also the dream of a lot of other people. Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Everest on May 22, and posted a picture of himself at the summit, along with this image. He said there were about 320 people approaching the summit that day. Outside Online has more.
Because of the intense jet stream that hovers near Everest’s 29,029-foot summit for much of the year, there are only a few weather windows, often two or three days in late May, when it’s optimal for climbers to make a push for the top—forcing many expeditions to all go for it at the same time.
(Image credit: Nirmal Purja)