10th December 09:31 PM
Climbers who want to climb Mount Everest must demonstrate being experienced mountaineers
By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 15/08/2019
[Photo: Outside Magazine]

A panel advising Nepal's government has recommended that climbers who want to attempt to climb  Mount Everest should first have to demonstrate that they are experienced mountaineers.

Its report proposes that applicants must already have climbed a Nepali peak of at least 6,500 metres.

It adds they should also have to provide a certificate of physical fitness, and employ experienced guides.

Earlier this year at least 11 people died or went missing on Mount Everest.

Nine of the deaths occurred on the Nepali side of Everest and two on the Tibetan side, with four of them blamed on overcrowding.

Source: BBC

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