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Everest climbing rules 'to be tightened'

02 August 2013, 13:00

London - Expeditions on Mount Everest will be more closely monitored than before from next year.

Nepalese officials say that for the first time, a government team will be located at the base camp.

They will monitor and help expedition teams, coordinate rescues and protect the environment.

"A need for a permanent government mechanism at the Everest base camp will regulate mountaineering activities," Purna Chandra Bhattarai, chief of the tourism industry division that oversees mountaineering, said.

Read more at BBC News.


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