Kathmandu, May 14: Three more mountaineers successfully reached atop the summit of Mount Everest today bringing total number of ascents to 45 since the start of this year’s climbing season.
Two Nepali nationals and one foreigner scaled Mt Everest, Department of Tourism Mountaineering Section Chief, Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha told. Chiring Temba Sherpa and Phutemba Sherpa from Nepal, and a Swedish national Daniel successfully scaled the highest peak of the world today, according to Shrestha,
On the first day of ascent, nine Nepali mountaineers reached the top of the world’s highest peak. In the last four days a total of 45 mountaineers both from Nepal and abroad had scaled Mt Everest.
Shrestha added that many other climbers had reached Camp 4 – which is near the summit of the mountain – but returned to lower base due to high winds. The climbers will resume their journey in the night today.
A total of 1,432 mountaineers from 97 expedition teams of various countries have arrived in Nepal to climb Mt Everest among other mountains in the Himalayan Range this year. Among them 34 will make their attempts to climb to the Mt Everest. RSS