Climbers lone forbidden to climb mount Everest

Climbers lone forbidden to climb mount Everest

The reason for the ban was the high mortality rate among solo climbers.

Climbers are forbidden to climb Everest alone. This decision was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers of Nepal, through a large number of dead it is among the solo climbers in the Himalayan mountains.

The innovation is intended to reduce mortality among the conquerors of the vertices, reports Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the Secretary of the Ministry of culture, tourism and civil aviation Maheshwor Neupane.

In addition, the Nepalese authorities have banned to climb the highest peaks to climbers with more than two amputees and the blind. But people with disabilities called the decision discriminatory. In particular, this was stated on the page conqueror of Everest Hari Budha Magar, who belonged to the volunteer British forces and lost both his legs during the war in Afghanistan.

Such a decision rule raises a serious blow to the tourist business of the country. In fact 70% of the state budget is formed through mountaineering. So, to climb Everest in a group of 6 people costs about 40 thousand dollars, and the conquest of the peak on their own — about 60 thousand dollars.

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Last season only the top of mount Everest from the South side made up of foreigners and 190 Nepalis 259. But overall, the country has 8 of the 14 peaks in the world higher than 8 thousand meters.

Previously mentioned three climbers killed in an avalanche in the Alps. One of them is 31-year-old Frenchman was in an avalanche, when alone he ascended mount Patang a height of 2376 m. Subsequently, the body of the deceased after several hours of searching it was found under a three-meter layer of snow.

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