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US NewsEverest sees first summits of 2019

14:10  14 may  2019
14:10  14 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Everest attracts hundreds of mountaineers each spring, when a window of good weather opens up between late April and the end of May, prompting a rush for the top. A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest last year, with 563 people climbing from the south and 244 from the

Most Everest hopefuls are escorted by a Nepali guide, meaning about 750 climbers will tread the same path to the top of the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak in the coming weeks. A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest last year, with 563 people climbing from the south and 244

Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Sarah LAI A team of experienced mountaineers waited for powerful jet streams raging around the top of Everest to subside to fix ropes to the summit for foreign climbers

Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Tuesday, opening the route for a potentially record number of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in the coming weeks.

A team of experienced mountaineers were waiting for powerful jet streams raging around the top of Everest to subside to fix ropes to the summit for foreign climbers.

"It has been difficult this year and we were getting worried. But the weather finally improved for the eight to reach the top," Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal, the company assigned to fix the ropes, told AFP.

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Published: 06:13 EDT, 14 May 2019 | Updated: 06:13 EDT, 14 May 2019 . Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Tuesday, opening the route for a potentially record number of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in the coming weeks.

Add to that Everest ’s inimitable appeal to a growing body of thrill-seekers the world over. And the fact that Nepal, one of Asia’s poorest nations and the site of most Everest climbs, has a long record of shoddy regulations, mismanagement and corruption.

Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Molly Sprayregen via AP/Getty This April 13th, 2019 photo, provided by Molly Sprayregen, depicts a herd of Dzo (a yak/cattle crossbreed) along the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. (Molly Sprayregen via AP)

Poudel said that many teams were preparing to summit in the next few days.

Nepal has issued a record 378 permits costing $11,000 each to mountaineers for this year's spring climbing season, sparking fears of overcrowding if the weather cuts down the number of climbing days.

Most Everest hopefuls are escorted by a Nepali guide, meaning about 750 climbers will tread the same path to the top of the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak in the coming weeks.

And at least 140 others are preparing to scale Everest using the northern route from Tibet, according to expedition operators, potentially taking the total past last year's record.

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after summiting Mount Everest , bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. "He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth. At that instant, he became a member of the '7 The summit of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) high. Most people can only spend a

It has been ascertained that three Indian climbers who claimed to have reached the summit of Everest on May 26, actually had never even arrived at South Col.

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Everest sees first summits of 2019

Everest attracts hundreds of mountaineers each spring, when a window of good weather opens up between late April and the end of May, prompting a rush for the top.

A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest last year, with 563 people climbing from the south and 244 from the northern flank in Tibet.

The mountain also claimed the lives of five climbers, including an experienced Sherpa guide who was knocked down a crevasse by a rescue helicopter.

A boom in climbers has made mountaineering a lucrative business since Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent in 1953.

Related news: He’s the last surviving member of the first expedition to summit Everest (National Geographic)

Everest sees first summits of 2019 © Ullstein bild/Ullstein bild via Getty Images New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary with the Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, before their ascent to the summit of Mount Everest. Photograph, 29 May 1953. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

There are mounting concerns, however, that the numbers are unsustainable, with fears of dangerous overcrowding as well as a worsening environmental situation.

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest

Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest The search for the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. Father-of-one Seamus Lawless (39), from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell at an altitude of 8,300 metres while descending from the world’s highest peak. 

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GoPro video shot on the summit of Mount Everest , May 23rd 2019 .

In April a clean-up team brought back three tonnes of garbage from the mountain left behind by climbers including climbing gear, gas canisters and excrement.

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Search resumes for Trinity College professor Seamus Lawless who is missing on Mount Everest.
The team is being led by Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna . Hanna will lead the team to Base Camp IV of the world's highest peak this evening. A search of the mountain's death zone will begin on Thursday morning, reports the Himalayan Times. The team consists of eight high-altitude Sherpa climbers, including lead guide Temba Bhote. Hanna and Bhote reached the summit of Everest with Lawless last Thursday. The Bray man is reported to have slipped while descending from the summit point later that day. A GoFundMe page set up to help pay for the costs of the search has already raised over €250,000.

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