April 12, 2023: In a tragic incident on Mount Everest, three Sherpas lost their lives due to an avalanche in a crevasse. The incident occurred when they were on their way to the CAMP I, carrying equipment for climbers. Lakpa Sherpa, the chairman of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), confirmed the deaths of the three Sherpas who were from Thesuka Sherpa village in the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-5.

The three Sherpas who lost their lives have been identified as Tenjing Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa, and Badure Sherpa. They were working as guides for the Imagine Trek team during an ascent of Mount Everest. It is believed that the accident occurred due to an avalanche while climbing early in the morning, at an altitude of 5,700 meters. when the icefall route collapsed this morning.

The bodies of the deceased have been recovered, but efforts to transport them via helicopter have been unsuccessful so far due to the difficult terrain where the bodies were found. The SPCC team is working to establish a route from the base camp to the second camp of Mount Everest, where the bodies will eventually be transported. According to Deputy Inspector Dipak Shrestha at the Solukhumbu District Police Office, preparations are being made to send a helicopter to retrieve the body. Despite the fact that the SPCC team went to the scene to recover the bodies, their attempts were unsuccessful due to the fact that the bodies were buried under Crevasse.

“Since the incident occurred under a deep ravine, our team has been unable to retrieve the bodies,” said the SPCS chief Sherpa to mteveresttoday.com.

According to the Director of the Tourism Department, Yuvaraj Khatiwada, they were responsible for gathering the necessary equipment, such as ropes used to build a route from the CAMP II of Mt. Everest to the Summit.

According to the department official Vijay Kumar Koirala, helicopters were operated for their search at 9:30 am in the morning.

This tragic incident marks the beginning of the climbing season of the spring season on Mount Everest, during which human casualties are not uncommon. The SPCC, which works to maintain the cleanliness and safety of Mount Everest, has expressed condolences for the loss of the three Sherpas and has pledged to continue its efforts to ensure the safety of climbers on the mountain. The loss of these Sherpas is a reminder of the risks involved in climbing the world’s highest peak, and the importance of taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of climbers and guides.