A new record is set as Nepal grants 466 climbing permits for Mount Everest this spring
So far, the highest number of people have taken permission to climb Mount Everest this time of the spring season. According to the Department of Tourism, 466 climbers from 43 climbing groups have taken permission to climb Mount Everest this spring. Among them, 98 are women, and 368 are men.
In the 70-year-long history of climbing Mount Everest, this is the highest number of climbers. Bigyan Koirala, the Branch Officer of the Mountaineering Branch, reported that in 2022, 323 people from 44 groups were given permission to climb Mount Everest, while in 2021, 409 people from 42 groups got the permission.
Spring season is considered to be a suitable time for mountain climbing. Although climbing the mountain itself is an adventure, it is considered to be relatively favorable from the point of view of the weather. Therefore, the number of climbers who want to climb the mountain is more in the spring season.
A considerable number of climbers have already reached the Everest region for climbing. They have obtained a climbing permit from the tourism department and are currently waiting for favorable weather at the first, second and third base camps of Everest.
Skilled workers (icefall doctors) have made the way to the South Col (fourth camp) of Everest to climb Everest. After fixing the rope to the peak of Everest, the climbing starts.
According to Angchiring Sherpa, the former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), more climbers have taken permission to climb Mount Everest from Nepal. The peak can also be reached from the north face of Everest. President Sherpa says that the number of climbers in Nepal may have increased since climbing from Tibet was stopped after the Corona pandemic.
Climbers from 65 countries, including Nepal
According to the details of the tourism department, so far, citizens of 65 countries, including Nepal, have taken permission to climb Mount Everest. The highest number of climbers have taken permission from China (96), America 89, India 40, Hungary 33, Canada 21, Russia 18, UK 15 and Nepal 15.
On May 29, 1953, two brave climbers, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, reached the summit of Mount Everest.
It has been 70 years since humans first set foot on the summit of Mount Everest. In the history of climbing Mount Everest, about seven thousand indigenous and foreign mountaineers have climbed it so far.
According to statistics, more than 300 climbers have lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest. To organize the climb, the Department of Tourism has opened a liaison office at the base camp of Everest and assigned the necessary staff.