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MOUNT EVEREST SEES FIRST SUMMIT OF THE SEASON FROM NEPAL SIDE

11/05/2024 07:27 PM

KATHMANDU, May 11 (Bernama-dpa) -- A group of Nepali rope-fixing climbers scaled to the top of Mount Everest on Friday, marking the first ascent of the world's highest peak from the Nepal side during the spring 2024 climbing season, reported dpa news. 

The 10-member team from Seven Summit Treks successfully laid ropes to the top of Mount Everest and reached the summit at 8:15 pm (1430 GMT), according to Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT).

With the fixed route now open, commercial climbers will begin their summit push during the favourable weather window, expected to last until the end of May.

The success from the Nepal side comes just days after reports that fixed ropes were laid to the summit from the northern side in Tibet.

According to DoT, a total of 414 climbers have obtained permits to climb Mount Everest for the spring 2024 season. These climbers are part of 41 teams, comprising 339 male and 75 female climbers.

--BERNAMA-dpa

 

 

 


 


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