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Eight climbing guides reach Everest top, open climbing route for this season

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

An eight-member team of Nepali mountain guides on Tuesday successfully scaled the Mount Everest, becoming the season's first team to open the climbing route to the world's highest peak.

The climbers successfully fixed the climbing ropes from the South Col to the summit point and scaled the 8,848 metre peak on Tuesday for the other climbers to follow, according to Ummid Bhandari, at Himalayan Guides Nepal, that organised the expedition.

The expedition was led by

The has assigned Himalayan Guides to fix the route above this season, while a team of icefall doctors assigned by the Sagarmatha Committee opened the climbing route from the base camp to

Around 378 climbers, part of 41 different teams, have obtained climbing permits for from the department of tourism this spring season, officials said.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:26 IST