Kathmandu: Making trails for Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) climb in the autumn season has been delayed due to worse weather. The trail to reach camp I have only been completed so far.
“The weather turned worse as we reached base camp here. Glaciers prevented us from making the trails,” said Icefall doctor Jangbutshiri Sherpa. The climbers’ group along with Sherpa had reached the Sagarmatha base camp three weeks ago. “The trail up to base camp I was made ready only after the weather condition improved a little after Sunday,” said Sherpa.
The icefall doctors have to make trails up to camp IV. “If the weather condition improves, the trail will be ready within the next 10 days,” added Sherpa. Most of the climbers and guides are reportedly stranded at the base camps and they are waiting for the weather to improve.
In this autumn season at least 418 climbers from 47 countries have taken permission to climb 20 peaks, of which 95 are females and the remaining 323 are males according to the department of tourism.
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