Mount Everest Reopening for Autumn Climbing Season
Mount Everest. Anadolu AgencyAfter a four-and-a-half-month closure, Nepal has announced Mount Everest, and the surrounding Himalayan Mountains, will be reopening. Nepal originally announced March 13, 2020 that the Himalayas would be closed for trekking and climbing through the end of the year.
The Himalayas are home to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain peak in the World at 29,029 ft., as well 8 of the World’s 14 tallest peaks overall. Around 800 people attempt to climb Mount Everest every year, usually in May or September as the weather tends to be less extreme than normal.
“We have reopened mountaineering and will issue climbing permits for the autumn season.” – Mira Acharya, Nepal Tourism Department Official
Nepal will be reopening Mount Everest and the Himalayas for the autumn climbing season which runs September though November. In mid-August, the government plans to allow for international flights to resume, as well as the reopeni.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains