Indian climbers constitute largest number of Everest summiteers this spring

06/16/2019

Kathmandu, June 16: Indians climbers have made up the highest number of Everest summiteers this spring followed by those from China. According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), 61 Indians successfully scaled Mt Everest from the southeast ridge in Nepal’s side while 54 Chinese climbers stood atop the 8848-metre tall mountain, locally known as Sagarmatha. This spring, 1,024 people from 44 different teams and 49 countries including Nepal had obtain permit from the DOT for Everest climb. Among them 659 people including their Sherpa guides scaled the highest mountain in the world. Likewise, the American climbers were the third highest Everest summiteers this season standing at 42. Similarly, 29 climbers from the UK set their feet on Everest’s summit. The number of women summiting Everest stood at 67. Of them 18 women climbers from China were the largest number from any single country. The number of Nepali women climbers summiting Mt Everest this spring stood at 6 while seven climbers in total from Nepal had obtained the permit. According to a press statement released by the DoT on Sunday, of the climbers from 49 countries obtaining permit for Everest climb this spring, climbers from United Arab Emirates, Korea, Spain, Dominican Republic, Iran, Peru and Republic of Botswana failed to scale Everest owing to various reasons. A total of eight climbers lost their lives while one has gone missing in Everest this climbing season, according to the Department. RSS

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