Covid-19: Pandemic clears Mt Everest traffic jam

Before Covid-19 threw cold water on international travel, we were agog at pictures of traffic jams on the peak of Mount Everest.

Overcrowding was a major problem during the 2019 climbing season, leading to a rise in deaths as climbers were crampon-to-crampon. Has Covid-19 solved that?

New Zealand adventure tourism operator Adventure Consultants, which ran expeditions to the top of Everest, says it will temporarily close until at least 2022 due to the pandemic. B

illi Bierling is a mountaineer and journalist based in Kathmandu.

She spoke to Morning Report.

Covid-19: Pandemic clears Mt Everest traffic jam
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