British climber Kenton Cool, Robert Lucas, Sherpas Dorchi Gyalzen and Pemba Bhote , became the first four members to have scaled Mt Everest in two years. Similarly Mexican climber David Liano Gonzalez, along with his guide Pasang Rita Sherpa, also made it to the top of Mt Everest this season.
This is the first time Everest has been climbed in two years since no climber had reached the top of the world in 2014 and 2015 owing to different avalanches including the one triggered by the magnitude-7.6 earthquake on April 25 last year.
Kenton Cool also made a record of being the first Briton to climb the Everest 12 times.
Earlier nine Sherpas reached the summit to fix ropes on Mt Everest top, opening the climbing route for others to make a final attempt to scale the mountain. Gyalzen Dorje, Ang Pemba, Nima Tshering, Sera Gyalzen, Pasang Tenzing, Mingma, Mingma Tsiri, Ang Gyalzen and Lhakpa Tsering had successfully fixed the climbing ropes from the South Col to the summit after the hard work of two day
According to Department of Tourism, around 34 teams with 289 mountaineers from 38 countries have obtained climbing permits this season for Mt Everest.
The successful climbing of Everest has rejuvenated and encouraged the Nepali tourism industry. It will certainly help to promote Nepal and send out a positive message that Nepal is back in tourism business again after the devastating earthquake and Indian economic blockade last year.