#NepalSpring2019: More than 350 Climbers Scale Mt. Everest

In 2018, an overall of 346 mountaineers representing 38 teams received permits to scale the world’s highest peak
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#NepalSpring2019: More than 350 Climbers Scale Mt. Everest

According to the Nepal Department of Tourism records, over 350 climbers have successfully climbed Mt. Everest – the world’s highest mountain in this spring climbing season. This is the highest number of climbers for Mt. Everest in spring season alone.

2013-18 – Summary of Mt. Everest Climbers

A total of 381 mountaineers from 44 teams received permits for climbing the gigantic mountain for this season.

  • In 2018, an overall of 346 mountaineers representing 38 teams received permits to scale the world’s highest peak
  • As per the department, 346 mountaineers obtained permissions to climb Mt. Everest in 2017, while in 2016 a total of 451 received permits
  • During 2014 and 2015, the major tourism attraction remained closed to tourists due to an avalanche and the following Gorkha earthquake
  • In 2013, a total of 500 climbers scaled the world’s highest mountain.

Throughout this season, a few climbers have made some remarkable records.

Nepali Man Creates Record of 24 Mt. Everest Climbs

Kami Rita Sherpa 24 Mt. Everest Climbs

Kami Rita Sherpa created a record for himself when he climbed Mt. Everest for the 24th time. His last two climbs were completed in the same week.

He successfully completed the 24th climb on the morning of May 21, 2019. On his previous climb, Sherpa led an Indian police team to the summit.

“I am still strong and want to climb Sagarmatha (Everest’s Nepali name) 25 times,” said Sherpa while expressing his eagerness to make the 8,848-m climb yet again.

Three Women Scale Mount Everest for Women Empowerment

Women Scale Mount Everest

Similarly, three women from Nepal, China and India scaled Mt. Everest with the moto of women empowerment.

Kanchi Maya Tamang, Liyamu Ma and Kalpana Dash successfully completed their quests over the last two days. The trio have scaled many mountains in various in the past too.

However, Dash fell ill and died on her return to the base of the mount.


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