SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The completion of repair and maintenance work of trails up to Camp 2 of Mount Everest has opened the way for climbers to scale the world's highest peak this season.
The construction and maintenance work had begun from April 1 and the route has been cleared up to Camp 2 on April 11, informed Icefall Doctor Ang Sarki Sherpa.
"We have been successful in clearing the way up to Camp 2 but it was more challenging for us to pave way till Everest Base Camp," said Sherpa. According to him, ladders have been placed in 11 places while ropes have been used in some places to clear the way up to Camp 2.
A team of eight icefall doctors led by Ang Kami Sherpa are working for the construction of trails for Everest climbers. The team of icefall doctors from Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) will be responsible for constructing the way up to Camp 2 from Everest Base Camp.
Every year, SPCC clears the way up to Camp 2 for the climbers. SPCC's team repairs the trails destroyed by avalanches and manages ladders and ropes required for scaling the mountain.
Kapindra Rai, program officer of SPCC, informed that the climbers can now head toward Everest as the obstructions have been cleared.
It is important to fix two to three ladders in a particular place for climbing Everest. The construction work had begun after a local worshiping was done as per the Lama tradition. A large number of climbers are already on their way to Camp 2 from Camp 1. Tourists have started preparations to scale the highest peak of the world.
The repair of the trails towards the peak from Camp 2 will begin from Thursday. Himalayan Guide Company has been entrusted with the responsibility of clearing the remaining way.