Icefall Doctors Head To Everest Base Camp To Fix Routes


A team of 10 icefall doctors have made their way to the Mount Everest base camp to carve out a safe route for the mountaineers to scale the world’s highest peak.

As informed by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) Programme Officer Kapindra Rai, the icefall doctors left for the base camp from Namche. The SPCC has been authorised to make a route up to the Mount Everest camp II.

The mountaineering expedition to the highest peak in the world remained disrupted for two consecutive years due to adverse weather condition. On top of that, the route was severely damaged in the avalanche triggered by the April 25 earthquake.

Sixteen climbers were killed in a deadly avalanche that struck the Everest base camp in April 2015.

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