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August 16, 2019

Mt. Everest climbers may have to prove ability, insurance

     A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended requiring climbers to have scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, and possess certificates of good health and insurance that would cover rescue costs if required.

A report by the committee released Wednesday says people must have successfully climbed a peak higher than 6,500 meters (21,320 feet) before they can apply for a permit to scale Mount Everest. Each climber would also be required to have a highly experienced guide.

Of the 11 people who died during the spring climbing season this year, nine were climbing from the southern side of the peak in Nepal, making it one of the worst years on the mountain.

Eleven people died while climbing or descending Mt. Everest's south face this spring, prompting Nepal to consider new requirements to qualify for a permit.

The government was criticized for allowing too many climbers on the world’s highest peak. Charging anywhere from $60k - $100k, the government is collecting blood money by letting anybody who could fog a mirror attempt the climb. Mountaineering authorities have been  criticized for not stopping inexperienced climbers who had difficulty coping with harsh conditions on Everest and slowed down other climbers on the trail to the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit.

The government is expected to amend its mountaineering regulations following the recommendations.

The March-May climbing season is when weather conditions are best for climbing the Himalayan mountain.

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