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May 18, 2021

1,200 climbers at Everest Base Camp awaiting favorable weather

Everest Base camp

Kathmandu: There are about 1,200 climbers in the Everest base camp and the two camps above it. They are waiting for the favorable weather to climb Mt. Everest.

However, the cyclone that originated in the Arabian Sea has also affected Nepal. According to the Department of Water and Meteorology, it will cause snowfall in the highlands and rain in other parts of the country.

The department’s video bulletin released said, “On Tuesday,cyclone ‘Tauktae’ will affect different parts of the country, including Provinces 1 and 2. As its effect will last till next Friday, the department has warned the climbers not to go for mountaineering till that period. All travel agencies have also been alerted to take care of the climbers during this period.

According to Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer stationed at the Everest base camp, there was light snowfall in the base camp area on Monday. On Tuesday, the weather is normal,” he said.

200 climbers in Camp 2

At present, about 200 climbers are waiting for the favorable weather at Camp 2 of Everest. The weather will be favorable in the Everest region after Friday (May 20), according to meteorological agencies.

After that, there is a possibility of climbing. Meanwhile, the government has warned not to climb even on Friday. Last week, about 200 climbers had reached Everest. The rest of the climbers are now preparing to reach the summit.

At present, there are 1,000 people below Camp 2. They are climbers and assistants in the management of climbers, government liaison officers, icefall doctors, rescue workers and others.

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