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Nepal has announced new requirements for climbers

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Nepal has implemented tracking chips in the past. In 2017, the country’s tourism department issued GPS trackers to several Everest conquerors.

Only climbers carrying a tracking device on their ascent can now climb Everest, reducing the time required for search and rescue missions, if necessary. CNN reported this on Saturday, March 2.

It is indicated that tourists can rent a special chip by paying 10-15 dollars for it. At the end of the route the chip must be returned.

According to the director of the Nepal Department of Tourism, Rakesh Gurung, the spring climbing season on Everest is about to begin, which will last from March to May.

“Everest is dangerous to climb, and in recent years it has become more crowded and more dangerous to life. Last year, Nepal issued a record number of permits to climb Everest during spring. The season which, at the same time, has become one of the deadliest in recent times: 12 confirmed dead and five missing climbers,” he said.

Gurunga emphasized that the country’s authorities are working to reduce the number of deaths among climbers and are taking other measures to protect those who want to conquer the peak.

“Last year, the Nepal Tourism Board announced that climbers of any mountain are required to obtain a Tracking Information Management System card from an authorized climbing agency to ensure the safety of visitors and prevent unlicensed trips, ” he said.

It was earlier reported that the famous Northern Irish mountaineer Noel Hannah, who climbed Everest ten times, died while descending from the summit of Annapurna.

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Source: korrespondent

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