Mountain tourism was supposed to help Nepal recover after the devastating earthquake in April, but a combination of unexpected policy decisions, corruption and a damaging blockade of the Indian border has battered confidence and limited numbers. Even so, as Ed Douglas reports, there is optimism the next year will be better.
See recent pictures of the Everest experience and Sherpa culture by filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk.
Pasang Yangjee Sherpa's insight:
Here: "Filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk recently took over our @NatGeoAdventure Instagram feed to share stories about Mount Everest and the ancient Khumbu region of the Himalaya, where he has spent time nearly every year for the last decade. Here is the series."
"It took me 3 years to decide whether to go for solo attempt on Chobuje or not. Last year, I thought to try it without any official permit as it was our own domestic mountain but the weather changed and I had to cancel at the last moment. So finally this year, I set up my mind again and I made my attempt via west face which completely new route."
Nepal's worst earthquake in decades has killed more than 7,200 people, including at least 18 climbers on Everest who were hit by a massive avalanche that wiped out part of the base camp. "The government will not officially announce the closure because we have given the permit to climbers," Tulsi Prasad Gautam of Nepal's tourism department told Reuters. It's up to the climbers and the organizers who are at base camp to take a decision: we are not asking them to do one thing or another." Gautam, who had last Thursday said a team could repair the route through the treacherous Khumbu icefalls in a week, said on Monday that small tremors were still being felt on Everest.
Phurba Tashi Sherpa, the most accomplished high-altitude climber in history, holds a bucket and crowbar as he claws through the rubble of his home seven months after Nepal's earthquake shattered the country.
Govt shuts Everest for this season KATHMANDU: The government’s plan to resume climbing activities in the Everest region by the next week was dealt a bitter blow after the icefall doctors found it impossible to re-fix the icefall route above the Mt Everest Base Camp that was struck by the deadliest avalanche, killing at least 18 mountaineers last week.
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