Nepal is considering the introduction of age limit for conquering Everest
The authorities of Nepal consider the introduction of age restrictions for climbers who want to conquer Everest, after the death on the mountainside 85-year-old Nepalese Min Bahadur Sher Khan. It is reported by the head of the Nepalese mountaineering Association Ang Tshering, reports the Associated Press.
According to him, the Nepal government is “seriously considering” the question of establishing the age limit for climbers. Tshering stated the need for restrictions on age for climbers. “If he was, it was possible to avoid loss of life,” he said.
The head of the Nepal mountaineering Association said that his organization will promote the initiative on the introduction of age restrictions for climbers to 76 years.
According to Nepalese law, the resolution on the conquest of Everest is issued from the age of 16, but the highest age limit is not prescribed.
Sher Khan died may 6 of a heart attack while attempting to climb mount Everest, reported the Associated Press Tiring. He died in the base camp at an altitude of 5364 meters above the sea level. He was among 317 climbers who got in 2017 a license to climb. In base camp on Everest, he has arrived at the end of April, which hosted acclimatization. As the Associated Press, Sunday, may 7, his body was taken from the slope of the mountain. The exact cause of death of the climber is not installed. It will be determined after autopsy.
Sher Khan became the oldest conqueror of mount Everest, when he ascended to the top in 2008 at the age of 76 years. However, its record was broken by 80-year-old Japanese climber, Yuichiro IISD in 2013. In 2017 he wanted to regain the title. As the Associated Press, another elderly climber 82-year-old Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya died on the slopes of the highest mountain in the world in 2011.