Nepal to move Everest base camp due to global warming and human activity - South Asia Time

Nepal to move Everest base camp due to global warming and human activity

 June 17, 2022  

Kathmandu: Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe, BBC reported.

The camp, used by up to 1,500 people in the spring climbing season, is situated on the rapidly thinning Khumbu glacier.

A new site is to be found at a lower altitude, where there is no year-round ice, an official told the BBC.

Researchers say melt-water destabilises the glacier, and climbers say crevasses are increasingly appearing at base camp while they sleep. Read more at BBC