Nepal bans solo climbing on Mt Everest
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.