Everest Post-Monsoon Ascents by a Mexican, Japanese and Koreans. On October 13, Mexican Carlos Carsolio, leader of a four-man team, reached the summit of Everest by the South Col route. That same day and by the same route, Japanese Toichiro Mitani, Hiroshi Ohnishi and Atsushi Yamamoto with Sherpas Chuldin Dorje and Tshering Thebe Lama also got to the top. The leader of this expedition was Ken Kanazawa. Also on the 13th, Cho Kwang-Je climbed to the summit via the south buttress and the southeast ridge. He was a member of a 16-person Korean expedition led by Kim In-Tae. On October 23, Chung Sang- Yong and Sherpas Nima Rita and Nuru Jangbu made the 99th successful ascent of Everest, climbing the west ridge from the Nepalese side. This expedition of 11 Koreans was led by Lee Suk-Woo.