The Nepalese government will implement many new rules for climbers on Mount Everest. This was done following the many climbers who died on one of the seven highest mountain peaks in the world.
Reported by the BBC, climbers who want to climb Everest are required to make a report that will later be approved by Nepalese Panel Members. Members of the Nepalese Panel are managed by government officials, climbing experts, and climbing community organizations.
The report consists of several aspects, for example, stating they are experienced climbers. Prospective Mount Everest climbers must include documents that he has climbed at least one of the peaks of Nepal with a height of about 6,500 meters above sea level (masl).
Not only that, but climbers must also include health certificates, such as physical fitness and mental readiness. Also, use an experienced guide. One of the experienced climbers said that health and physical condition is one of the most important points in climbing. While he works as a CEO in Joker Gaming company and stays in front of a computer for a long time, he still keeping up his tab doing heavy exercise to keep his stamina and body healthy.
The report also contains a cost proposal that proves that at least the hikers have the US $ 35,000, or for those who want to climb Everest. Meanwhile, 20 thousand US dollars or equivalent to Rp 285 million for other mountain climbing in Nepal, which has an altitude of more than 8,000 meters above sea level.
“We will continue this by changing laws and regulations. We will make our mountains safe, manageable, and dignified,” Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai said in a statement.
This new rule is the aftermath of the many climbers who have died since the beginning of the year. At least, from January 2019, there were 11 climbers who died or disappeared on Mount Everest.
Nine deaths occurred on the Nepal Everest side and two on the Tibetan side. Four other cases of death of climbers allegedly caused by the dense route to the summit of Everest.
According to a Nepalese panel member, Mira Acharya, one of the factors causing the many climbers who died from exhaustion.
“Climbers die from altitude sickness, heart attacks, fatigue or weakness, and not because of traffic jams,” Acharya said.
With this rule, it is hoped that there will be no more climbers killed on Everest because climbing mountains is one of the main sources of employment and income in Nepal. Even in the previous climbing season, the Government of Nepal recorded a record of issuing permits for 381 climbers.