Team Of Sherpas First To Scale Everest In 2 Years

May 12, 2016 5:10 AM

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Team Of Sherpas First To Scale Everest In 2 Years

The successful ascent is the first since a deadly earthquake last year and an avalanche the year before forced climbers to abandon their attempts.

To address some of these safety concerns, authorities have, for the first time ever, allowed helicopters to transport some climbing gear up part of the mountain, the BBC reported. Now Sherpas can avoid carrying some equipment through the Khumbu Icefall, which has become even more dangerous since las...

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