New reports have surfaced that several cracks and holes have developed in the Mount Everest region due to last years devastating earthquakes that killed about 9,000 people across Nepal. The information comes from specialist team responsible for maintaining the climbing route on the worlds highest peak.
Chairman of Nepal Mountaineering Association Ang Tshering Sherpa said the great earthquakes of April 25 and May as well as a large number of aftershocks had caused some damage in the Everest region.
He further added, “The ice-fall doctors fixing the ladders and ropes have informed that due to the cracks and holes developed on the slope of the mountain they need to fix more ladders this time. This time we need 10 doctors, which is more than the usual number of six to fix the ropes and install aluminium ladders.” Again, more time is required to fix the problem.
Icefall doctors are Sherpa mountaineers charged with repairing the climbing route on Mount Everest.
The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) has been authorised to fix ladders and ropes in the mountains.
Due to the delay in fixing ropes, the climbers, who have already reached the base camp are yet to start their climb towards the peak.