‘Harder than Everest’: Record-breaking female climber stranded in Nepal amid Covid crisis – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Hong Kong resident Tsang Yin-Hung, who made the quickest ascent of Mount Everest by any lady, and dozens of different mountaineers from China are unable to get out of Nepal as a result of of Covid-19 restrictions imposed by Beijing, they stated.
Nepal has had a surge of infections together with on the base camp of Everest, prompting a number of international locations to dam journey from there. The day by day constructive charge of infections in Nepal stands at extra than 24%, among the many highest in the world presently.
The journey restriction was imposed after the climbing season started and there have been recent outbreaks in Nepal.
Tsang, 44, who climbed Mount Everest in 25 hours and 50 minutes final month, stated getting again residence appeared more durable than her ascent to the 8,848.86 metre (29,032 toes) peak.
“I think the summit climb for me was possible and achievable,” she informed Reuters at her resort in Kathmandu. “But going back home (looks) hopeless. There is no way to go back.”
Nepal officers say they’ve allowed two weekly flights from China, however these weren’t operational.
The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters e mail on the dearth of flights.
“There are no flights (from Nepal) to any place in China or Hong Kong,” she said.
Climbers from other countries have already returned on mainly chartered flights.
China’s Sun Yi Quan, 34, who climbed Everest thrice before but gave up on his fourth attempt in May due to a coronavirus outbreak at base camp, said his team of 13 climbers too had failed to get a flight back home.
Kathmandu has been partially shut down since May due to the surge in Covid-19 with 622,640 infections and 8,772 deaths in he nation so far.
Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, a senior official at the Seven Summit Treks company said more than 30 Chinese climbers were stranded in Kathmandu.

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