Coronavirus Arrives at Top of the World


The coronavirus has made it to Mount Everest, where an outbreak has been reported in Nepal -- more than 17,000 feet above sea level.

  • That's the location of a base camp where climbers stop to adjust to the low oxygen levels while they're on their way to to the top of the mountain, which reaches 29,032 feet into the sky. There are currently 17 confirmed cases in the area, medical officials say -- although one climber says at least 30 COVID patients have been airlifted to nearby hospitals, the BBC reports.
  • The outbreak comes during the best month for conquering Mount Everest, experts say. May usually delivers the best 10 to 15 days of good climbing weather.
  • Would you ever try climbing something as big as Mount Everest, regardless of the pandemic?

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