May 14 2021due to the serious situation of the international pandemic, the State General Administration of Sports issued a notice on the 14th, decided to stop the spring 2021 Mount Everest North Slope climbing activities.
The notice states that, due to the serious situation of the current international pandemic, according to Article 70 of the Administrative Licensing Law of the People’s Republic of China, “if there are any of the following circumstances, the administrative organ shall, in accordance with the law, go through the procedures for the cancellation of the relevant administrative licenses:… (
5) The administrative licensing matters cannot be carried out due to force majeure;
(6) the provisions of the law and regulations that the administrative license shall be cancelled in other circumstances” shall, in order to effectively implement the instruction requirements of “external defense input and internal defense rebound” and ensure that nothing is lost, decide to cancel the Decision of the State General Administration of Sports on the Organization of climbing Mount Qomolangma in the spring of 2021 by the State Sports Administration. Notice please stop the original application of mountaineering activities of Tibet Yara Shampoo Adventure Services Co., Ltd.
Mount Everest is located on the border between China and Nepal, its south slope is located in Nepal, and its north slope is located in Tibet, China. It is understood that in the spring of 2021, Tibet Yara Shampoo Adventure Services Co., Ltd. is the only group to obtain permission to organize climbing activities on the north slope, a total of 21 Chinese climbers have been granted climbing permits.
After the south slope climbing season on the Nepalese side began in late March, foreign media reported an outbreak of coronavirus at the South Slope climbing camp. Xinhua News Agency reporters previously learned that the CIWEC hospital in Kathmandu had received several foreign climbers from the climbing camp three weeks ago, after they were diagnosed with the coronavirus. The climbers have now been discharged, said Panter, head of the hospital’s commercial development department.
Since july, climbers, guides and collaborators, including Bahrain’s Prince Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Khalifa, have climbed Mount Everest from the Nepalese side.
On the 12th, two foreign climbers died on the mountain after being exhausted on their way down from the summit. Nepal’s mountaineering authority told the media that the deaths of the two men were not related to xinguan pneumonia.
Medical personnel carry the remains of a coronavirus patient at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 12. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Sulawesh Shresthan)
According to Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population released on the 11th coronavirus outbreak data show that the country’s new confirmed cases and deaths on the same day broke records, a single day of new confirmed cases for 7 consecutive days more than 8000 cases.