The Everest 2021 Climbing Season is About to Begin | The Adventure Blog

Everest Expeditions Cautiously Return

In 2019, Mt. Everest made headlines around the world thanks to a stunning photo taken by record-setting alpinist Nims Purja. The image was captured just below the legendary Hillary Step and showed a long line of climbers waiting to go up to the summit. The photo was held up as proof that the mountain has become too crowded, a common criticism for the past two decades.

COVID Restrictions for Visitors

While Nepal is opening up to outsiders for the first time in months, it isn’t doing so without implementing some rules and regulations. Earlier this week its as announced that while a quarantine wouldn’t be necessary, climbers and trekkers would still have some hoops to jump through before departing from their home country and upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Other 8000 Meter Peaks

Everest won’t be the only 8000-meter mountain to see the return of climbers this year. According to the Nepali Department of Tourism, the government has issued permits for Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna too. Both Nuptse ( 7861 m/25,791 ft) and Ama Dablam (6812 m/22,349 ft) are expected to host expedition teams as well.

Everest 2021 Climbing Season Schedule

While the other 8000-meter peaks will receive some attention from the outdoor and adventure media, the real headliner is Everest of course. After a year off due to COVID, there is expected to be a lot of attention focused on the mountain. The next six weeks in particular should be very interesting.

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