Climbers attempting to summit Mt. Everest have retreated to C2 as an ice collapse has closed the Lhotse Face, according to Daniel Mazur, Team Leader at SummitClimb & SummitTrek.

Mazur posted the update on Facebook, adding that all teams are now considering the options of ladders and detours.

“An ice collapse has closed the Lhotse Face. All teams retreat to C2. Now studying safe options: ladders vs long detours?,” Mazur posted on Facebook.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier Rajan Pokhrel reported:”With the spring climbing activities gaining momentum on different mountains, four foreign climbers lost their lives in the last five days, according to police and expedition organisers.”

Two mountaineers – Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) – died after falling from a fixing rope into an icy crevasse on Mt Shisha Pangma (8027 m). Read the complete news here.