Six Indian climbers today reached the top of Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain, becoming the first group to successfully summit the peak this season. Most of them were from Andhra Pradesh.

The six Indian climbers and 10 Nepali Sherpas stood atop the 8,850-metre peak this morning, with the first climber reaching the summit at 8.20 am local time as others followed, said officials at the expedition organiser Transcend Adventures.

Suresh Babu, Durga Rao Kunja, Bharat Thammineni, Krishna Rao Vooyaka, Satya Rao Kare and Nagaraju Sundarana - along with the Sherpas - reached the peak from the northern Tibetan side.

 

 

The first summit of the 2017 Everest Expeditions is achieved by Mr. Nagaraju Sundarana hailing from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a marathon runner, attending college for an Undergraduate Course in B.Sc. Computers at Pyla Muthyala Naidu degree college. He is the son of Mr. Eswar Rao Sandarana and Mrs. Lakshmi Sandarana who are daily wage workers by profession. Mr. Nagaraju reached the summit of Mt. Everest along with his Sherpa on 13th May 2017 at 8:20 a.m. #transcendadventures #govtofap #everestexpedition2017 #sherpa #mounteverestofficial #summit #indianmountaineering #northroute #tibet #photooftheday #summit #livingontheedge #mountains #mountainLife #mountainLove #kitchen #mountainfood #mounteverestsummit #Himalayas #mountaineering #climbing #instaclimbers #instamountains #instamountaineering #picoftheday #instadaily #instagram #all_shots #lasportiva #lasportivana #mountainhardware

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Satya Rao, from Visakhapatnam followed Nagaraju, 20 minutes later to summit the Everest along with his Sherpa at 8.40am on May 13. 

 

 

Mr. Satya Rao, from the Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is the son of Mr. Appa Rao and Mrs. Satyavathi, who are fishermen by profession. He is pursuing a bachelor degree in Arts at Gurajada Appa Rao College. Mr. Satya Rao reached the summit of Mt. Everest along with his Sherpa on 13th May 2017 at 8:40 a.m. #transcendadventures #govtofap #everestexpedition2017 #sherpa #mounteverestofficial #summit #indianmountaineering #northroute #tibet #photooftheday #summit #livingontheedge #mountains #mountainLife #mountainLove #kitchen #mountainfood #mounteverestsummit #Himalayas #mountaineering #climbing #instaclimbers #instamountains #instamountaineering #picoftheday #instadaily #instagram #all_shots #lasportiva #lasportivana #mountainhardware

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Bharat Thammineni hails from the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. He is the son of late T. Nagaraju and T. Susheela. He was also a part of the 2015 Transcend Adventures Mt. Everest Expedition, but could not complete the summit due to the earthquake that struck Nepal. 

 

 

Mr. Bharat Thammineni hails from the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. He is the son of late T. Nagaraju and T. Susheela. He was also a part of the 2015 Transcend Adventures Mt. Everest Expedition, but could not complete the summit due to the earthquake that struck Nepal. However this time around, he has made it to the summit of Mt. Everest on the 13th of May, 2017! #transcendadventures #govtofap #everestexpedition2017 #sherpa #mounteverestofficial #summit #indianmountaineering #northroute #tibet #photooftheday #summit #livingontheedge #mountains #mountainLife #mountainLove #kitchen #mountainfood #mounteverestsummit #Himalayas #mountaineering #climbing #instaclimbers #instamountains #instamountaineering #picoftheday #instadaily #instagram #all_shots #lasportiva #lasportivana #mountainhardware

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Krishna Rao Vooyaka reached the summit of Mt. Everest along with his Sherpa on 13th May 2017 at 9:05 am.

 

Suresh Babu also was one among the six to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on the 13th of May, 2017!

 

 

 

 

Most of the Indian climbers were from Andhra Pradesh and come from low-income groups, according to a Facebook post by Transcend Adventures, a Hyderabad-based Adventure and Mountaineering Company.

 On Thursday, nine Sherpas opened a climbing route to the summit point becoming the year’s first team to climb Mt Everest from Tibet side in the spring season. About 200 climbers along with their support staff will attempt their final summit pushes on Mt Everest from the northern side in the next couple of days, expedition organisers say.