Nine Sherpas have reached the summit of Mt. Everest Wednesday afternoon at 17:05 PM, we have confirmed. These summits come for the first time in three years.

Climbers on Everest were on the brink of the first attempts in three years to make the final ascent to the world’s tallest peak for several hours. Teams at forward camps took advantage of an opening in the weather “window” that cleared the way to the summit of the world’s tallest mountain.

Karakorum Climbers News and Karakorum Expeditions take the opportunity to congratulate all the nine Sherpas for the summit.