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Mountaineers reach Everest summit after two-year ban
May 12, 2016

Kathmandu: Two British climbers, Kenton Cool and Robert Richard Lucas, and a Mexican climber, David Liano Gonzalez, accompanied by three Nepalese reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, two years after avalanhes killed a large number of climbers forcing a ban on expeditions. An advance team of nine Sherpas had reached the top of Everest, world's tallest peak, on Wednesday.

The Sherpas (the mountaineering guides), according to the Department of Tourism here, assaulted the the 8,850-metre summit at 5:02 pm on Wednesday, opening the door for other climbers to scale the mountain. Around 12 foreign mountaineers were following them.

As many as 289 other climbers are in the line this sseason to climb Mount Everest. Four hundred Nepali guides will be accompanying the foreign mountaineers.

Neema Chiri Sherpa, Aang Temba Sherpa, Pasang Tenji Sherpa, Mingma Chiri Sherpa, Gyaljen Dorje Sherpa, Aang Gyaljen Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Lakpa Chiri Sherpa and Shere Gyaljen Sherpa are the ones who reached the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday.

Expeditions were called off in April 2014 after a massive avalanche near Everest Base Camp killed 16 Nepali guides. Avalanches killed 19 climbers in 2015 also forcing authorities to shut down the expedition for a second year in a row. There were no attempts made in the spring of 2015. The Government has now given permits for two years until 2017.

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