A viral picture causes outrage as climbers queue for the summit of Everest, but the Nepalese government say they will not restrict permits. Photo: Project Possible
A viral picture causes outrage as climbers queue for the summit of Everest, but the Nepalese government say they will not restrict permits. Photo: Project Possible

Nepal refuses to restrict Everest permits despite traffic jams and 11 deaths

  • Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation secretary says they will have two ropes near the summit, so climbers can ascend and descend separately
  • He blames short weather window, equipment and inadequate supplemental oxygen for high death toll

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
A viral picture causes outrage as climbers queue for the summit of Everest, but the Nepalese government say they will not restrict permits. Photo: Project Possible
A viral picture causes outrage as climbers queue for the summit of Everest, but the Nepalese government say they will not restrict permits. Photo: Project Possible
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