Nepal Bans Solo Climbing on Mount Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents.

The new safety regulations also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers from attempting to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak without a valid medical certificate. The law had been revised to make mountaineering safer and to decrease deaths.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Avtar Singh Cheema was the first Indian to climb Mount Everest successfully.
  • Mount Everest is the tallest Mountain (by Elevation) in the world.
Source- The Guardian