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March 25, 2021

Icefall Doctor’s team reach Everest Base Camp

Solukhumbu. A team of seven icefall doctors has reached the Everest base camp to pave the way for the ascent.

A team of experts, who have been paving the way to the second camp for a long time, reached the base camp on March 9, said Icefall Dr. Ang Sarki Sherpa. In a telephone call, he said that preparations are being made to build a road on one side of the camp in a few days. Mira Acharya, director of the tourism department, said that the team has already reached the base camp to look into the route and get information about the necessary preparations.

According to him, the road construction team includes Palden Namgel Sherpa, Ang Sarki Sherpa, Mingma Temba Sherpa, Dawa Jangbu Sherpa, Dawa Nuru Sherpa, Ngima Wongchu Sherpa, and Phu Chhetar. SherpaIcefall Doctor makes the way from the base camp of Everest to the second camp.

Dr. Ang Sarki Sherpa, an icefall doctor, said that the same team would do the work of laying ropes on the route. That is why this work before climbing is risky, he said.

Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are climbed through the Everest base camp. It is planned to take the climbers to the peak from the second week of April if the weather is favorable this year.  Director Mira Acharya said that no group has taken permission to climb Mt. Everest even though the Department of Tourism has opened the permit.

Apart from Everest, three groups have taken permission to climb other mountains. A group of 15 climbers got permission to climb Annapurna on Sunday, while a group of four got permission to climb Nuptse and one got permission to climb Manaslu. In addition, the number of climbers seeking permission to climb the mountain in the spring has reached 20.

Last year, mountaineering was stopped due to Covid-19. Entrepreneur Kitav Singh Tamang said that it was difficult to support the family when the business came to a standstill.  According to Tamang, tourists are expected to come this season. Another tourist entrepreneur, Tul Bahadur Tamang, said that some tourists are coming and as soon as permission is given for mountaineering, there is hope for them to enter the area.

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