Climbers cross the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest. The route across is prepared at the start of the climbing season by highly skilled Nepalese mountaineers. Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema
Climbers cross the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest. The route across is prepared at the start of the climbing season by highly skilled Nepalese mountaineers. Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema

Nepalese mountaineers set up Everest routes for foreign climbers, and hope for a busy season this year

  • The skilled mountaineers use ropes and ladders to make a safer route across Mount Everest’s most dangerous areas
  • With the Tibetan side of Everest still closed, Nepal’s climbing and tourism operators are hoping to see nearly as many visitors in 2021 as they did in 2019

Climbers cross the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest. The route across is prepared at the start of the climbing season by highly skilled Nepalese mountaineers. Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema
Climbers cross the Khumbu icefall of Mount Everest. The route across is prepared at the start of the climbing season by highly skilled Nepalese mountaineers. Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema
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