Everest as seen from China. Wikipdia photo.
While Mt. Everest might be closed to foreigners, a single Chinese commercial climbing expedition has been on the mountain for the past few weeks acclimatizing and waiting for a weather window to make a summit push. If they succeed, it would likely make them the only humans to stand on the planet’s high point this year. There has been little Everest news as of late, minus that involving 5G towers, but according to the Adventure Blog, the Chinese team is preparing for a summit push as soon as possible.
Mid- to late- May tends to be a time of favorable weather on the mountain, and the lack of crowds on the peak would leave a larger window to make it up and down the mountain safely. Of course, the 26-member commercial expedition is joined on the mountain by a team of Chinese surveyors who are attempting to make the most accurate measurement of the mountain’s height to date. Stay tuned for more info on the teams’ climbs.
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