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Success in Nepal, Death and Rescue in Pakistan

Bahrain’s Royal Prince Sheik Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa will have a positive reason to remember 2020. Last Saturday, he and his Royal Guard team enjoyed the first summit view of Nepal’s Himalaya this year, from the top of Lobuche Peak on a clear, sunny morning. Mingma Sherpa and Seven Summit Treks CEO Tashi Lakpa, together with 25 Sherpas, supported the approximately dozen climbers. Beautiful weather and good hard snow made the climb idyllic.   This year started with three expeditions attempting winter Everest, without success. Then COVID-19 closed down the country until September 17, when it reopened with severe restrictions. The well-connected Bahraini team became the first (and so far, the only) foreign group allowed to climb in Nepal’s Himalaya. In exchange, they enjoyed the rare privilege of having the entire Khumbu Valley to themselves.   Today, the climbers…

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