North Side of Mount Everest Reopens to Chinese National Climbers


The coronavirus pandemic that’s rattling the world right now has certainly taken its toll on outdoor activities people are allowed to partake in. As social distancing and self isolation have become the new norm across the globe, many opportunities for outdoor pursuits and sporting events have shut down. And a couple of weeks ago, China and Tibet both canceled all Mount Everest expeditions for the season, for reasons directly related to COVID-19.

However, recently, sources told The Himalayan Times that China will reopen expeditions for the spring of 2020 to Chinese national climbers. At the moment, Yarla Shampo Expeditions is the only authorized operator for Chinese climbing teams, and they’ve already started getting ready for expeditions this season.

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