Foreigners return to climb Mount Everest
FOREIGNERS climbed Mount Everest for the first time since Nepal’s government reopened the mountain after it was shut last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recent coronavirus cases at its base camp.
Thirty-eight climbers including 10 Bahraini and two British mountaineers climbed the world’s highest mountain yesterday.
It comes as a few climbers were evacuated from the Everest base camp in April with symptoms of Covid-19.
Nepal closed the mountain in March last year due to the pandemic, but reopened for this year’s climbing season starting in April, issuing a record of 408 permits granting access to the 8 848.86m peak.