Nearly 300 climbers and their guides are waiting for weather window this week after two climbing seasons marred by tragedy

Climbers are hoping to reach the summit of Everest this week for the first time in almost three years, following two seasons marked by tragedies on the world’s highest mountain.

Summit attempts are expected to be made around a weather window forecast for the end of this week after the Nepalese Department of Tourism announced that fixed lines had been established on the mountain’s South Col, the final camp, last weekend.

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Source: Guardian Environment