Ice Fall Doctors Fixing Ropes on Everest

While the expeditions operators and world climbers are busy packing and supply, some have already left Kathmandu to trek towards Mount Everest, the icefall doctors are in Everest Basecamp. The started fixing a route with ropes up to Camp 2 on the world’s highest peak.

Chairman Ang Dorjee Sherpa of Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee SSCP, which has been assigned to handle icefall doctors and garbage management in the Everest region by the government, has confirmed it.

The team of icefall doctors is led by Ang Kami Sherpa includes the following members:

Ang Kami Sherpa, 67, include Ang Sarki Sherpa, Mingma Temba Sherpa, Dawa Jangbu Sherpa, Dawa Nuru Sherpa, Pasang Tshering Sherpa, Nima Ongchu Sherpa and Ngawang Paljor Sherpa. There are also Ngawang Thanten Sherpa and Mingma Dorjee Sherpa supporting the team.

Of course, they do not work for free as the climbers massively profit from their efforts and demanding, dangerous work. Each climber attempting to climb Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse is being charged US $600 in the spring season.

Last year, the department of Tourism had issued 347 climbing permits to climbers of 38 expeditions on Mount Everest in spring. At least 18 Nepali women climbers are among the successful climbers of Mount Everest.

Mount Everest, in total, has recorded at least 5’891 summits till date. Since 1953 as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first reached the summit on 29 May, 1953.

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