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Nepal Considers New Restrictions for Everest Climbing Permits

Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to increase safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years. The government is mulling barring people under 18 and over 75, as well as those with disabilities, said Mohan Sapkota, a spokesman for the Himalayan country's ministry of tourism. The new rules also could require that climbers attempting to scale the 8,850-meter...

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