KATHMANDU: The highest number of climbers has scaled Mt Everest this spring season. According to the Department of Tourism, more than 350 climbers have successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain.
A total of 381 mountaineers representing 44 teams have got permission for climbing Mt Everest in this season. A total of 346 mountaineers representing 38 teams had taken permission to scale Mt Everest in 2018. A total of 21 climbers along with Sherpa guides had climbed the Mt Everest.
Similarly, permission to scale Mt Everest was granted to 366 mountaineers representing 43 teams in 2017 while 451 in 2016, according to the Division. Around 500 climbers had taken permission to scale Mt Everest in 2013.
Following the avalanche in 2014 and the devastating earthquake in 2015, Mt Everest was provisionally closed to climbers.