May 21 2016. views 6256
Becomes first Sri Lankan to achieve this feat
Early this morning, Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala summited Mt Everest, becoming the very first Sri Lankan to achieve this feat.
'The Everest Support Team is delighted to announce that early this morning Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala summited Mt Everest, becoming the very first Sri Lankan to achieve this feat. Johann Peries is currently making his summit bid and we will keep you updated as we find out about his progress. Thank you for your support so far and please keep sending them both your best wishes. #EverestLKA #Everest2016' - www.facebook.com/everestlka
The duo have been training in the Himalayas since early April. They have spent the past month on Mt. Everest completing strenuous training at extreme high altitudes, including trekking up and down between Base Camp and three camps which are located at higher altitudes.
Left - Jayanthi & Johann at Base Camp Waiting for Summit Window. Right - Crossing Khumbu crevice
Jayanthi - Summit of Lobuche
This season at least 289 climbers and Sherpas will be attempting the summit.