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WorldEverest climbers set to face new rules

00:10  15 august  2019
00:10  15 august  2019 Source:   bbc.com

Nepal mulls minimum Everest criteria after deadly season

Nepal mulls minimum Everest criteria after deadly season Climbers wanting to take on Mount Everest will first have to tackle another Nepal mountain of at least 6,500 metres (21,325 feet) under new proposals by a committee seeking to improve safety on the world's highest peak. © PRAKASH MATHEMA Before taking on Mount Everestclimbers will first have to have successfully topped another 6,500 metre peak The requirement is being proposed after a deadly traffic-clogged season saw 11 climbers die on Everest, which some experts blamed on inexperience. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Everest to address growing concerns of crowding and safety. Certainly any effort to make Everest less crowded and safer is good but the Nepal government has a Everest permits alone are .5 million with additional income to hotels, guides, porters, transportation companies and more. New Rules .

2016 Everest New Rules . Courtesy of The Himalayan Times. The Nepal Ministry of Tourism announced a proposed, note the word proposed, set of new regulations for Mt. To encourage climbers to make this investment, perhaps a discount on the Everest permit price would work while

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

Everest climbers set to face new rules© AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE Four of the deaths on Everest this climbing season were blamed on overcrowding

Its report proposes that applicants must already have climbed a Nepali peak of at least 6,500m (21,325ft).

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

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New regulations also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers from scaling the world's highest peak. Media captionA British-born climber is using new methods to scale Mount Everest in half the time. In a Facebook post, aspiring Everest climber Hari Budha Magar, who lost both his legs when

Everest climbing season began this week with new rules that require climbers to bring down their personal garbage, and more security officials at the mountain's base camp to help climbers . In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by Alpenglow Expeditions, a climber prepares to descend the Hillary

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.

The panel's report also proposes a fee of at least $35,000 (£29,000) for those wanting to climb Everest, and $20,000 for other mountains higher than 8,000m.

"We will take this forward by amending the laws and regulations. We will make our mountains safe, managed and dignified," Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattari told reporters.

Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains, and foreign climbers are a major source of revenue.

The Nepali panel was staffed by government officials, climbing experts and climbing community agencies.

It was set up after criticism from experienced climbers and guides of the system that allows anyone who pays $11,000 to climb Everest.

Nepal's government issued a record 381 permits this season.

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