Now that China and Nepal have agreed that the revised measurement of Mount Everest is 8848.86-meters or 29,031.69-feet or 33.85 inches higher (no, the mountain didn’t grow that much!), they have to agree on a name.
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After months of indecision, conflicting information, and false rumors, Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism finally issued rules all foreigners (non-Nepali citizens) must meet as they enter the country, apparently effective October 17, 2020. It includes a 7-day quarantine requirement.
Many in the Indian mountaineering community are outraged that Narender Singh who allegedly faked his 2016 Everest summit is to be awarded the most prestigious climbing award by India’s President Ram Nath Kovind in a virtual ceremony on August 29, 2020.