I have today spoken to Melanie Southworth who is still at Everest Base Camp. See previous post: https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/melanie-southworth-update/
She tells me most if the climbers have now left but tomorrow she will be meeting with others to try to agree with the government to not open up the mountain for climbing too soon.
She tells me this is something that happened after last years avalanche, the government were more interested in tourism then respecting those that were lost in the avalanche.
I will release the conversation in a midweek out of schedule podcast episode.
Thanks for your support and interest in Mel’s safe return.
Mel, a pint in the Major and chips and gravy are waiting for you once you’re back home.