Nepal plans Mount Everest ban for old and disabled climbers

After a string of deadly mountaineering accidents, the government of Nepal is planning to ban young, old and disabled climbers from Sagarmatha (Mount Everest).

Mount Everest.

Mount Everest. Image by Rupert Taylor-Price / CC BY 2.0

If the proposals are approved, climbers will need to be over 18 or under 75, and disabled travellers will be banned from the slopes, as part of a bid to make climbing safer on the world’s tallest mountain. However, mountaineering groups have been quick to point out that hardly any of the people killed on the mountain in recent years have been young, old or disabled. Read more: 

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