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.
Comments Off on Nepal Finally Issues Official Entry Requirements
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.
Comments Off on Limited Summer Climbing Around the World
A few teams are climbing this summer, including in Pakistan. However, many of the world’s best guides are simply saying it too dangerous, primarily to the locals who might become infected with COVID-19 from visitors. It appears the financial incentives are trumping health considerations.