Nepal is preparing to move its base camp on Mount Everest.
The camp, used by up to 1,500 people in the spring season to climb the world’s tallest mountain, is located on the Khumbu glacier.
Sadly, the Khumbu glacier is melting due to global warming and human activity.
A new site is to be found at a lower height, where there is no year-round ice. The camp currently sits at a height of 5,364 metres above sea level.
The new one will be 200m to 400m lower.
The main issue about having a base camp lower down the mountain is it would add to the length of the climb from base camp to camp one, the next staging post for those climbing the mountain.