27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, scale Mt Everest
May 13, 2016-
A total of 27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, have made it to the top of the Mount Everest on Friday.
They were recorded to have ascended the highest peak of the world in the afternoon, according to Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha of Mountaineering Section at the Department of Tourism (DoT) stationed at the Base Camp of the Mount Everest.
Earlier on Thursday, three Nepalis and similar number of foreigner climbers scaled the Everest, measuring 8,848 metres.
Similarly, a group of nine Sherpa guides on Wednesday became the first group to reach the summit for the first time in two years.
A deadly avalanche in 2014 forced a closure on Everest expedition further elongating the closure by another quake-triggered avalanche in 2015.
Altogether 42 climbers have reached atop Everest locally called Sagarmatha in three days since the government permitted expedition this climbing season.
Records at the DoT show that as many as 34 teams, comprising mountaineers from several countries, are in bid to climb the Everest this season.
Published: 13-05-2016 19:22