He informed the Czech media about the news via sms. He reached the summit with two Sherpas at 6:42 Central European time, the Czech general news internet portal iDNES reported.
Pavel Bem, who has been a long standing active mountaineer, left his Prague office at the end of March 2007 with a small Slovak-Czech expedition in the Himalayas.
Pavel Bem (43) is serving his second term in office, and is a member of the right wing party ODS. His last successful election campaign (2006) was established on his image as a Politician and a Mountaineer. He is considered as the second man of the party and potencial future Czech Premier.
He is originally a physician, and in the 90´s was an expert in the treatment of drug addicts. He climbed e.g. Pik Komunismus (7495 m) in Pamir, Tadjikistan in 1987.
Source in Czech: iDNES
Pavel Bem at a ski mountaineering competition this winter