Climbers Readying to Summit Mt. Everest
KATHMANDU (IANS) – Nepal’s Department of Tourism announced that it has issued the first climbing permit for Mt. Everest for this spring season.
A nine-member team comprising US, Australian and Canadian climbers have received the permit for climbing the 8848.86-metre-high mountain.
April to May is the main season to summit the Himalayan mountains inside Nepal, in particular Everest.
Nepal is expecting over 300 climbers to receive permits to climb the tallest mountain in the world in spring.
“After the Russia-Ukraine war, our expectation is that there won’t be fewer than 250 expedition members to receive permits,” an official said.
In spring last year, a record high of 408 climbing permits were issued from the Nepali side, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.