“At 5 p.m. local time on May 11, 2016, a team of nine Sherpas reached the top of the world, the summit of Mt. Everest”.
After 2 years of complete isolation, it seems like Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is finally ready to welcome its visitors again.
Congratulations to those 9 (the rope fixing team for the summit) Sherpa: Shea Gyaljen Sherpa, Gyazen Dorjee Sherpa, Ang Pemba Sherpa, Nima Tsering Sherpa, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Mingma Chhiri, Ang Gyalzen and Lhakpa Tshering Sherpa, for becoming the first to summit on the South side of Everest and come back safe, in the past 3 years.
Similarly, two British (Kenton Cool and Robert Richard Lucas) and a Mexican (David Liano Gonzalez), have become the first foreigners to climb the mountain after the rope fixing team. Congratulations to you as well.
Everest, the mountain that draws the attention of millions of climbing enthusiasts was closed since the spring of 2014, after the devastating avalanche that mercilessly wiped out a team of 16 Nepali mountain workers who were fixing the ropes in the Khumbu Icefall. In addition to this, the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in the immediately following year triggered an avalanche killing 18 people. These two fatal avalanches in a row, had forced the closure of the two previous climbing seasons.
However, the Sherpas this time have not just fixed the rope and paved the way to the summit, but have also fixed the broken hopes of climbing enthusiast. Therefore, Everest, be ready to get a lot of visitors this year and unlike the past two years, we expect you to be a very welcoming host! Also, all the very best for climbers who are aready on their way to the summit of Mt. Everest.