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Nepal Improving Everest Climbing Conditions

Nepal is improving climbing safety conditions for Mount Everest, officials said Monday. The new safety measures include the issuance of regular weather forecasts and a full-time office at the base camp staffed with officials, allowing for a swifter response to emergencies, said Puspa Raj Katuwal, Nepal's Mountaineering Department chief. The changes were prompted by the catastrophic avalanche last year that killed 16 Sherpa guides as they were trying to fix ropes and crack...

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