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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

In the wake of a number of highly publicized fatalities on Mount Everest, the Nepal government reportedly may be preparing to overhaul the country’s climbing permit process. The BBC reportedWednesday that a panel of mountaineering experts and Nepali officials produced a proposal to block inexperienced climbers and unethical mountaineering operators […]
Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain
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In the Everest ultra-marathon, runners compete at lung-bursting altitudes of 17,000 feet. This year, one runner spent a night outside, alone and without shelter.

The annual Mount Everest ultra-marathon starts at Base Camp and ends at Namche Village, a popular stop for mountaineers. Runners pay up to $US2,700 for an all-inclusive trip and the right to compete in the 37-mile (60-kilometer) event. This year, a few runners faced challenges during the ultra-marathon: The lodge […]
In the Everest ultra-marathon, runners compete at lung-bursting altitudes of 17,000 feet. This year, one runner spent a night outside, alone and without shelter.
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Mount Everest is clogged with inexperienced climbers, but there’s too much money at stake for anyone to do anything about it

As Mount Everest‘s death toll has risen to 11 this year, the mountain’s slate of commercial climbing operations has drawn scrutiny. Business Insider spoke to 11 commercial climbing operators and four climbing experts about the current situation on the world’s tallest mountain. They shared stories of bottlenecking, woefully inexperienced climbers […]
Mount Everest is clogged with inexperienced climbers, but there’s too much money at stake for anyone to do anything about it
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11 pictures that show just how dangerous Mount Everest really is

At least 11 people have been reported dead while climbing Mount Everest in 2019. While Everest has always been considered dangerous, this year has proven to be particularly devastating – with the recent slate of deaths attributed largely to overcrowding. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Mount Everest is facing […]
11 pictures that show just how dangerous Mount Everest really is