Mahitala climbers reach Everest summit
Indonesian climber Broery Andrew Sihombing, 23, of Mahitala Parahyangan Catholic University, became the first from the Seven Summits Expedition team to reach the top of Mt. Everest in Nepal on Friday.
Broery, who was accompanied by guides from the Mountain Experience Hiroyuki Kuraoka and Pemba Nuru (sherpa) groups, reached the peak at 5:22 local time after climbing for seven hours from Camp IV.
Other team members Janathan Ginting, 23, Xaferius Frans, 24, and Sofyan Arief Fesa, 28, trailed behind, as reported in updates from the expedition's Facebook fan page.
The latest triumph earned the team much praise from online fans.
Mt. Everest is the sixth mountain the team has climbed since January 2009, in a mission to conquer the world's highest peaks.
The team plans to complete their expedition by setting foot on the top of Mount Denali in Alaska.
For Indonesia (Mahitala Unpar/Kompas.com)