Kathmandu: More than 400 mountaineers scaled the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest this year.
A total of 289 foreign climbers representing various 34 expedition teams were vying to scale the peak along with their over 400 high altitude workers this season.
Likewise, 1.432 mountaineers from various 97 teams had obtained permit to climb several mountains measuring above 8,000 meters.
A total of six climbers are reported to have died during this year’s expedition. They include a Sherpa guide, three Indians, one Australian and a Dutch climber according to the officials of Department of Tourism.
Among the successful summiteers, Ang Dorjee Sherpa reached the summit for the 18th time.New Zealander Lydia Bradey , the first woman to summit Everest without oxygen, scaled Mt Everest for the fourth time.
This year’s climbing season on the world’s highest mountain resumed in April after a two-year gap due to a devastating earthquake in 2015 and a deadly avalanche that killed 16 mountain guides in 2014.
May 25, 2016