October 2, 2022, Sunday
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480 climbers summit Mt. Everest

The Nepal Weekly
May 24, 2022

In the current spring season, so far 480 climbers, including Sherpas, have scaled Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. The process of getting new permission and sporadic ascents will continue till May 31. Most of the climbers will reach the summit within this week, said Bhishma Raj Bhattarai, an official at the Tourism Department’s Mountaineering division. So far, 319 climbers from 58 countries, including Nepal, have taken permission to climb Mt. Everest. Auxiliaries, including Sherpas, also reach the summit to take climbers from different countries to the summit.

In the spring of 2021, 408 climbers from different countries were allowed to climb Mt. Everest. Of them, 183 climbers and 276 support staff reached the Everest, said Bhattarai . According to the department, supporting staff do not need climbing permission from the department. He said that the weather has also helped them to climb the mountain this year. This season’s Everest ascent began when a team of 11 people, including world-renowned climber Kamirita Sherpa, leading a rope fixing team, paved the way for peak on the evening of May 7.

Kamirita Sherpa has climbed Mt. Everest for the 26th time, breaking her previous record. In the same season, Lakpa Sherpa became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest for the 10th time. A team of 27 people including singer Raju Lama reached the summit of Everest at 6:40 am on 16 May Monday. Similarly, the ‘All Black American’ team from the black minority community reached to the peak and set a record of climbing Mt. Everest from the black community.

Three hundred and seventeen people from 58 countries, including 73 women, have applied for permission to climb Mt. Everest this season. About 65 people from the United States, 34 from the United Kingdom, 17 from the Russian Federation, 21 from Nepal, 23 from India, 13 from France, 14 from China, 17 from Canada, 11 each from Australia and Austria have applied for Mount Everest. According to the Department of Tourism, many of them have reached Chuchuro and some of them are rising from different camps.