Everest 'bizarre' records to be regulated

2013-08-06 14:06
Eighty-year-old Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura leaving Base Camp to begin his ascent of Mount Everest in Nepal. (AFP)

Eighty-year-old Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura leaving Base Camp to begin his ascent of Mount Everest in Nepal. (AFP)

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Cape Town – Climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest will now be required to announce beforehand whether they plan to set any records, following a government initiative to protect the dignity of the mountain.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told BBC news that “these days we see people trying to make bizarre records like, for instance, standing on their head or taking off their clothes while on the summit”.

“These behaviours don’t bode well for the dignity of Everest, which is a global icon,” he said.

According to Sherpa an integrated team will make sure that expedition teams inform them before they intend to make a new record.

“The team will then let the climbers know whether the planned record-making effort falls within stipulated criteria set by the government.”
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