Nepal considers banning disabled, elderly from Everest

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.

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