Nepal sets new rules for Everest climbers after deadly season

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Permit will depend on climbers having ascended at least one 6,500-metre Nepalese peak

All climbers seeking a permit for Everest must have prior high altitude mountaineering experience and demonstrable training, a high-level commission for the Nepalese government has ruled.

The recommendation was issued by the body charged with looking at the issue of high-altitude safety after one of the deadliest seasons in recent years on Everest, which was blamed on inexperience and crowding near the summit.

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Written by Peter Beaumont
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/14/nepal-sets-new-rules-for-everest-climbers-after-deadly-season under the title “Nepal sets new rules for Everest climbers after deadly season”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.