A KESWICK climber has summited Everest - for the seventh time.

Tim Mosedale has lead many expeditions up the world's highest mountain.

"I’m not leading anyone this time, just here on a solo trip trying to get some summit panoramas. So far no luck!" said Tim.

"I’d set off at 11pm to be behind the crowds and hoped for a summit free of crowds.

"This worked a treat but alas the clouds had started to build particularly off to the west. So no 360° summit panorama.

"After returning to The S Col and resting up for the night we then set off for Lhotse (4th highest).

"It was a perfect morning but by the time we reached the summit it was particularly cloudy and windy with lots of spindrift. No panorama!

"Indeed it was the most Scottish conditions I’ve had anywhere else other than in Scottish winter.

"It was a white out for most of the way down and given that we’d just summited two 8,000ers in two days we were somewhat jaded."

The day after returning to Everest Base Camp, Tim attempted Pumori (7,161m) but had to turn back.

"I made it to within 100m vertical of the summit but it had taken 19 hours and I probably had another two or three to go (and still had to get back down).

"I was on my own in a trench of chest deep snow digging out ropes and had been breaking trail the entire way in ankle deep to thigh deep snow. I was somewhat jaded.

"The aim was to summit and get some panorama photos. The mission, however, was to come back down safely from wherever I got to," said Tim.

"Out of water, low on energy, only a couple of days after summiting Everest and Lhotse I was in danger of compromising myself.

"I tried my best but the conditions weren’t right and unfortunately they won’t be right again this season."

He now has his sights on Nuptse (next to Lhotse).

"It’s the 21st highest peak and less than 30 have reached the actual summit," he said.

Tim is married to Ali and has two children, Grace and Max.

He has been supported on his trip by Sherpas.

"I could not have attempted, let alone climbed, Everest and Lhotse without my companion Tenji Bhote," said Tim.

Restrictions are in place in the mountains, meaning groups might have lots of time on their hands while resting or acclimatising but have to keep to themselves.

"Visiting other camps, or trying to catch up with folk you might know, is strictly verboten," said Tim.