'Tougher than Everest': Record-breaking female climber trapped in Nepal

'Tougher than Everest': Record-breaking female climber trapped in Nepal

Hong Kong resident Tsang Yin-Hung, who made the fastest ascent of Everest by any woman, and dozens of other mountaineers from China are unable to urge out of Nepal due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed by Beijing, they said.

Nepal has had a surge of infections including at the bottom camp of Everest, prompting several countries to dam travel from there. The daily positive rate of infections in Nepal stands at quite 24%, among the very best within the world at this point .

The travel restriction was imposed after the climbing season began and there have been fresh outbreaks in Nepal.

Tsang, 44, who climbed Everest in 25 hours and 50 minutes last month, said getting back home appeared harder than her ascent to the 8,848.86 metre (29,032 feet) peak.

“I think the summit climb on behalf of me was possible and achievable,” she told Reuters at her hotel in Kathmandu. “But going back home (looks) hopeless. there's no thanks to return ”.
Nepal officials say they need allowed two weekly flights from China, but these weren't operational.

The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu didn't immediately answer a Reuters email on the shortage of flights.

"There are not any flights (from Nepal) to anywhere 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 abreast of his fourth attempt in May thanks to a coronavirus outbreak at base camp, said his team of 13 climbers too had did not get a flight back home.

Kathmandu has been partially pack up since May thanks to the surge in Covid-19 with 622,640 infections and eight ,772 deaths in he nation thus far .

Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, a senior official at the Seven Summit Treks company said quite 30 Chinese climbers were stranded in Kathmandu.

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