The mountaineering team that lost their Sherpa guide in the avalanche while Everest summits on April 18 has decided to pull back from their attempt to scale the world highest mountain this year.
Various trekking agencies have canceled the expedition. More than 30 team with one Nepali team had taken the permit to scale the Mount Everest. The pain of losing members of the expedition team and lack of necessary human resources as well as the government’s decision led them to the decision, according to the mountaineers.
The government took a decision recently to allow the teams that took permit for Everest expedition this year to make another attempt any time within the next five years.
Of the 13 sherpa guides who lost their lives in the avalanche, six were member of the same team. Other team, who did not suffer any casualty, are thinking of continuing with the expedition.
“Foreign mountaineers come here after a long and arduous exercise for it, so will be hard for them to pull back”, said one of the team member from Everest base camp.