High winds are delaying dozens of climbers trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Gyanendra Shrestha, an official in Nepal's Mountaineering Department, said Wednesday the winds had made it difficult for the climbers to make their attempt for the summit but posed no immediate danger to the climbers.

The climbers have descended to lower camps on the slopes of the world's highest mountain to wait for the conditions to improve.

Nearly 88 climbers have reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit in the past few days, marking the first successful climbs following two years of disasters that virtually emptied the mountain.