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TOPIC: Sherpas to repair dangerous Khumbu Icefall route that leads to Everest

Sherpas to repair dangerous Khumbu Icefall route that leads to Everest 4 years, 9 months ago #1123

A team of specialised Nepalese Sherpa mountaineers have begun work to repair the climbing route on Mount Everest four months after it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.

The team, known as the Icefall Doctors, have begun surveying the mountain. They plan to fix ropes through the Khumbu Icefall in the next few days.

The Icefall is a notoriously treacherous stretch of moving and cracking ice, which climbers must negotiate after they leave base camp on their way to Camp 1 on the mountain. Without the ropes fixed by the Icefall doctors, this would not be possible.

The Icefall doctors say they hope the restored route will attract mountaineers back to Everest for the autumn season.

Full news:
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34074628
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