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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountainThe proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $ 11,000 to $ 35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.



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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountainThe proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $ 11,000 to $ 35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.



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Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deathsNepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbing season in four years. Eleven climbers were killed or went missing on the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) mountain in May – nine on the Nepali side and two on the Tibetan side. The Nepali panel – made up of government officials, climbing experts and agencies representing the climbing community – was set up after climbers and guides criticised officials after the deaths for allowing anyone who paid $ 11,000 to climb Everest.



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Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal peak found

Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal peak foundA rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal’s Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling. A helicopter dropped four mountain guides at the camp where the South Korean climbing expedition was staying when powerful winds and snow swept through, killing the entire team and scattering their bodies as far as 500 metre (1,640 foot) away. “All nine bodies have been found and the team are in the process of bringing them down,” said Siddartha Gurung, a chopper pilot who is coordinating the retrieval mission.



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Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remotenessKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years.



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Two Climbers Killed In Fall From Yosemite's El Capitan

Two Climbers Killed In Fall From Yosemite's El CapitanTwo experienced climbers fell to their death Saturday morning as they ascended



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The Latest: Officials name 2 climbers who died in Yosemite

The Latest: Officials name 2  climbers who died in YosemiteYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of two climbers at Yosemite National Park in California. (all times local):



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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.



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Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on EverestBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world’s highest mountain, officials said. Ang Kami Sherpa’s 22nd ascent to the summit created a new record for the most visits to the peak of Everest. The 48-year-old reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit via the Southeast Ridge route, accompanied by 13 other climbers including his clients, Tourism Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base camp.



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Polish climbers ascend Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' to rescue French woman, Pole

Polish climbers ascend Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' to rescue French woman, PoleBy Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Elite Polish climbers were on Saturday ascending Pakistan’s treacherous “Killer Mountain” in the dark to save a French woman mountaineer and a fellow Pole, officials said, hoping the daring effort could see them reach the French climber on Sunday. Military helicopters buzzing over the 8,126 meter (26,660 feet) Nanga Parbat mountain spotted Elisabeth Revol of France at about 6,700m mark during daylight hours, a Pakistani official said, but were unable to communicate with Tomasz Mackiewicz from Poland, who is believed to be in a crevasse. After abandoning their ascent at about 7,400m on Pakistan’s second highest mountain, Revol on Friday helped Mackiewicz, who is suffering from frostbite and snow blindness, come down to 7,280 meters and set him up in a tent to spend the night, before descending and calling for help on a satellite phone.



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