Covid fears are spreading on Mount Everest, as climbers risk infection to reach the top of the world - News Summed Up

Covid fears are spreading on Mount Everest, as climbers risk infection to reach the top of the world


Sources tell CNN there are now dozens of suspected cases of Covid-19 at the Everest Base Camp - although officials deny it. "My guess is there will be more cases," Furtenbach told CNN from his camp at Mera Peak, south of Everest. But far more than 408 people will be filing through base camp and up the mountain, given the vast entourage that climbers require. Tents at Everest base camp on Monday. 'Erring on the side of panic'Reports of Covid-19 cases have led to a tense atmosphere at Everest Base Camp.


Source: CNN May 06, 2021 08:03 UTC



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