Nepal bans solo climb­ing on Mt Ever­est

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

KATHMANDU: Nepal has banned solo climbers from scal­ing its moun­tains, in­clud­ing Mount Ever­est, in an at­tempt to re­duce ac­ci­dents and make moun­taineer­ing safer.The new safety reg­u­la­tions also pro­hibit dou­ble am­putee and blind climbers from at­tempt­ing to reach the sum­mit of the world's high­est peak, the BBC re­ported on Satur­day cit­ing a Nepal Tourism Board of­fi­cial. The of­fi­cial said the law had been re­vised to make moun­taineer­ing safer and to curb deaths on Nepal's moun­tains. The death toll so far this sea­son stands at six, in­clud­ing 85-year-old Min Ba­hadur Sher­chan, who died in a bid to re­claim his ti­tle as the world's old­est per­son to reach the top. he re­port said that a record num­ber of climbers tried to climb Ever­est this year.

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