Kathmandu - Nine high-altitude Nepali mountain workers reached the top of Mt Everest on Wednesday, making it the first ascent in the last two years. They made it to the summit at 5:02 pm.
Gyanendra Shrestha, an official of the Department of Tourism, said those reaching the top are the Icefall Doctors who prepare the route up to Mt Everest. He said that nearly 12 foreign mountaineers are preparing to climb Mt Everest on Thursday.
“The weather is good so far. If things go as planned, climbers will be able to reach the world’s highest peak on Thursday.” Two hundred and eighty nine climbers are in a bid to climb the Mt Everest this season.
The success rate of Everest expedition summit stands at 50-60 percent. They will be accompanied by at least 400 Nepali high altitude guides, which mean the Everest will see a footfall of more than 600 individuals this season.
According to Shrestha, Neema Chiri Sherpa, Aang Temba Sherpa, Pasang Tenji Sherpa, Mingma Chiri Sherpa, Gyaljen Dorje Sherpa, Aang Gyaljen Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Lakpa Chiri Sherpa and Shere Gyaljen Sherpa reached the Everest peak on Wednesday.