- May 20, 2017 at 4:54 am #3468836May 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm #3468919Art …BPL Member
if this is true then I say Great ! maybe it will help reduce the size of the conga line of inexperienced tourists who pay big bucks to brag they summited Everest.May 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm #3468923
Traffic jam at the Hillary step :
There was talk of using a rappel route to the left for the descent to alleviate the congestion on the step.
It can be seen straight under the climber on the top left of this photo :
a bit tricky at 8800 meters.May 21, 2017 at 10:34 am #3469004Tipi WalterBPL Member
Any pics of the Step being gone? And just because it’s gone does not mean it will be any more difficult to climb this section and to therefore keep the tourists out. Plus, remember it’s possible to land a helicopter on top of Everest—in fact helicopters at times swarm the mountain. So how wild could the place be?????May 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm #3469056
I haven’t seen a good photo so far showing the missing step.
It has been covered with snow since the supposed collapse, so hard to prove if it is there or not and just how it will look without snow. Because of the snow cover it has been easier than usual to go past that area in the meantime.
I suspect that the boulder with the last five climber on it is the one that has fallen down the cliff.May 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm #3469407May 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm #3469451
from the step :
“the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated”May 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm #3469466
Doug – was just reading that.
I’ve seen some side by side photos but it was unclear for me to see where the before and after photos really show the steps were gone. Partly because of the snow (like the article in the Guardian says).
I guess some people need to take a stroll up and verify.May 24, 2017 at 10:56 am #3469549
Yeah, it’ll be interesting to see which story gets verified.Jun 16, 2017 at 6:59 am #3473633Jeff McWilliamsBPL Member
Pretty much confirmed now.Jun 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm #3473744
So now that the steps are gone, can we rename it Tenzing Ridge?Jun 16, 2017 at 10:39 pm #3473745
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