New signboard at Everest Base Camp

The controversial billboard that replaced the traditional graffiti-covered rock at Everest Base Camp has been removed by Khumbu local authorities. The billboard, which featured the camp’s altitude and a photo of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, was met with criticism from climbers, trekkers, and social media users who preferred the original landmark.

a man standing on gray rock
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The decision to remove the billboard comes amid ongoing concerns about the commercialization of Everest Base Camp. Some critics argued that the billboard was a further encroachment on the natural beauty of the area, while others simply disliked the new addition.

Everest Base Camp Billboard Removed After Trekker Backlash

The removal of the billboard also highlights the logistical challenges of maintaining structures on Everest Base Camp’s constantly moving glacial terrain. With the Everest season coming to an end and the monsoon rains approaching, the focus now shifts to dismantling camps and retrieving equipment from the Khumbu Icefall.


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