March 24, 2023: Nepal’s Department of Tourism has issued the first climbing permit of the season to a 15-member international team aiming to conquer the world’s highest peak. Led by Liu Mihe, the group comprises climbers from diverse nations, including the United States, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and China. The team’s primary goal is to scale the daunting summit of Mount Everest in the upcoming spring season.
This announcement comes as the country prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the historical ascent of Mount Everest this year. The Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation extended best wishes to the team leader and urged the climbers to showcase the country’s beauty to the world.
The team of icefall doctors assigned to open a climbing route has already set up ropes and ladders in the challenging section, making their way towards Camp II from the Base Camp. They will reach Camp I within a day or two sources said. The team comprises essential staff, including a Base Camp Manager, eight icefall doctors, two kitchen staff, and one garbage management staff.
This climb is an incredible adventure and a symbol of human perseverance and strength. As the world looks forward to the success of this international team, the country remains optimistic about the climbers’ efforts to promote tourism and showcase the beauty of the region. We wish the team the best of luck in their journey to the top of the world.