New York: Mount Everest's head of tourism department has said that Nepal is considering banning majorly disabled climbers and those deemed too old from Everest and other mountains in order to improve safety measures.
According to ABC News, the proposal came five months after an avalanche that was triggered by a massive earthquake that killed 18 people at Everest base camp.
However, these restrictions are likely to spark massive criticism.
Tourism department chief Govinda Karki said that it was not a matter of discrimination, adding that a person without legs could not climb the Everest.
He also said that in order to make mountains safer, they have to insist on some rules.
Photos: Shah Rukh Khan, Shweta Bachchan at Karan Johar's book launch
Photos: Sunny Deol with sons Karan and Rajvir at Mumbai airport
Photos: 10 beautiful moments that capture winter around the world
Photos: Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Shraddha Kapoor at Mumbai airport
Spotted: Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh at Mumbai studio