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Everest expedition abandoned, Assam team to return home

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 3: Uncertainty was looming over the past few days on the start of Everest expedition this season. But it was now fil that Assam Everest Expedition team have to wait one more year to scale the Mount Everest as Nepal filly decided to call off all expeditions to Mount Everest today. The decision was taken after the Ice Fall Doctors, who every year prepare the rout from base camp to Everest, suggested after inspecting different areas that it would be too risky to reopen the expedition because of shortage of time and men power.

Satyen Sarma, the president of the Assam Mountaineering Association, informing the news to the media said that all the members of the Assam team are safe and are expected to return home within 8-10 days.

Earlier, the Nepal Government had sent a team of Ice Fall Doctors to Mount Everest to collect information regarding the present situation after an avalanche, triggered by last weekend's earthquake which killed 18 climbers at Base Camp,- swept away fixed ropes and ladders placed in the icefall, making it impossible for climbing teams to reach Camp One. As per the information available from Kathmandu, the situation in Everest is worst and almost impossible to start expedition this season. The Base camp is badly damaged and very little time left before window for reaching the summit of Everest closes at the end of May because of the start of the monsoon. There was another problem and it is lack of Sherpas as most of them already left Base Camp due to the damage of their own houses in devastating earthquake and there are no chances of their return.

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