Nepalese female climber Lhakpa Sherpa greets as she arrives at the airport in Kathmandu. AP
Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have begun to return safely down the mountain.
Among them are climbers who set records on the world's highest peak, including the first Ukrainian woman to scale Mount Everest.
A Nepali Sherpa broke her own record reaching the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit for the 10th time - the most times any woman has climbed Mount Everest. Lakpa Sherpa, 48, said she is next planning to scale the world's second-highest peak, K2 in Pakistan.
"K2 season is coming very soon,” she told reporters Tuesday.
Sherpa, who lives in the U.S. with her three children in West Hartford, Connecticut, started her climbing career carrying gear and supplies for other trekkers.
British climber Kenton Cool, who scaled Everest for the 16th time, set the record for the most Everest summits by a non-Nepalese climber. Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita holds the record with 26 summits after breaking his own record earlier this month.
Ukrainian climber Antonina Samoilova said she hoped her achievement would call more attention to the war in her country.
"My main message for the climb was to bring attention of all the countries and governments of countries to be aware that in Ukraine we have still war and Ukrainian people are still fighting for their freedom for their future,” she said. "We need help from all sides.”
Hundreds of foreign climbers and an equal number of Sherpa guides had signed up to attempt climbs of Everest this month, when weather conditions in the Himalayan peaks are most favorable.
Afghan mountaineers, including three women, are hoping to climb Afghanistan's Mir Samir Mountain and after that travel to Nepal to summit the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
Nirmal Purja, a former member of the Gurkhas — a brigade of Nepalis in British army famous for their fearlessness — as well as the elite Special Boat Service, kicked off "Project Possible" in April.
Authorities last month suspended permits for all mountain expeditions over the coronavirus outbreak, forcing the Nepal army to cancel an ambitious clean-up on six mountains including Everest.
As part of that project in Jabaliya, in the north of the coastal enclave, bulldozers were digging up the sandy soil in order to build new concrete buildings when Ahmad made his discovery.
Based on research, muscle loss is faster in men than in women and can lead to a number of health problems.
More than 100 shows are being held during the week that began Monday as well as scores of speakers who are noted names in the Russian fashion industry.