Solukhumbu, April 10
The pathway to camp 2 of Mt Everest or Sagarmatha has been opened with the icefall doctors, tasked with building the pathway to the world’s highest peak, fixing ropes from the base camp to the second camp.
According to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), six icefall doctors are presently working on installing signals, stairs, and ropes. The climbers have now already left for camp 2 after the pathway was cleared by the icefall doctors, says SPCC vice-president Lama Kaji Sherpa.
In order to acclimatise, the climbers have to go from the base camp to camp 2 and return.
Sherpa says 15 stairs have been used from the base camp to the camp II this time. Earlier, 32 were used in 2018, but only 20 in 2019.
The pathway to camp 2 is also used to climb Lhotse and Nuptse mountains.