Govt Announces New Rules For Mt. Everest Expedition


Kolkata: Aroop Biswas, sports and youth minister, announced several rules on Tuesday on the Mount Everest mountaineering, after the death of two Bengal mountaineers.

The Sports Department published new rules and regulations. They are:

  1. A person who is above 50 years will not be allowed to climb Mount Everest.
  2. A person must have an experience of climbing four maintains which should be atleast 6000 meters in height.
  3. Prior to seeking permission for climbing Mt. Everest, the applicant must undergo a medical test from any state government hospital.
  4. The medical report must be produced to a committee consisting of 9 members.
  5. One would be able to climb Mt. Everest once the committee agrees and provides a green signal.

In a tragic incident, two Bengal mountaineers Subhas Pal and Rajib Bhattachariya died on their Mt. Everest expedition in May.

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