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Nepal mulling ban on single foreign climbers on Everest

Agence France Presse
Publication Date: 
Sun, 2017-03-05 (All day)
KATMANDU: Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world’s highest peak, an industry official said Thursday.
Solo climbers would be forced to take a local guide up the mountain amid concerns of safety, overcrowding and piles of rubbish on the “roof of the world,” the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said.
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