Mount Everest: Strange Weather. Update: South Side Open.

South side climbers report.

Story updated: South side expeditions report the mountain has been fixed and the season is open for summit attempts. Check Pythom dispatch stream for direct updates.


Everest north side taken care of last week, Everest south side is in waiting mode. The weather forecast looks windy and unusually cold for the period, putting descending climbers at risk of frostbite.

“We are watching the weather and watching the mountain,” wrote Adventure Consultants Sunday. “There is a team trying to capitalise on the weather ‘keyhole’ approaching shortly. We wish them good luck. If successful, they will have unlocked Everest South Side for this season.”

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