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China shuts Mount Everest to climbers over Covid-19 fears

China suspended climbing of Mount Everest from the Tibetan side amidst the rising fear of catching coronavirus from neighbouring Nepal climbers. According to Xinhua News Agency, China’s General Administration of Sport says it has suspended the only permission that allows a company to organize climbing activities from the Tibetan side. The cancellation is made to […]

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Covid-19 Mount Everest: China to draw ‘border’ on Everest with Nepal to prevent climbers from mingling

China says it will set up a “line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest in order to prevent climbers mingling with others from Nepal. It comes less than a week after mountaineers and authorities at base camp in Nepal warned of rising cases of Covid among climbers. Everest stands on the border between […]

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Mount Everest: Coronavirus outbreak hits the top of the world

Climbers rejoiced when Nepal decided to reopen its side of Mount Everest this year, but reports suggest even the world’s highest peak isn’t safe from the spread of coronavirus. Some climbers there have now reported testing positive, despite the Nepali government saying there are no infections on Everest. Erland Ness, a Norwegian climber who was […]

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Mount Everest: Norwegian climber becomes 1st to test Covid-19 positive on world’s tallest peak

At least one person climbing the Mount Everest in Nepal tested positive for Covid-19, just weeks after the world’s tallest peak reopened to climbers following a year of closure. The Norwegian climber Erlend Ness was isolated in hospital for eight nights due to the virus. Reports say a sherpa in his party had also tested […]

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Bahraini prince under investigation for ‘donating’ Covid-19 vaccine to Mount Everest villagers

Nepal is investigating how a Bahraini prince was able to take Covid-19 vaccine into the country without permission Mohamed Hamad Mohamed al-Khalifa arrived in Nepal on Monday, with about 2,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Importing drugs into Nepal needs prior approval. The Bahraini embassy told Nepalese media that the prince’s team wanted to donate […]

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Mount Everest is 86 centimeters higher than previously thought: Nepal, China joint survey announce revised height

China and Nepal jointly announced a new height for Mount Everest, putting an end to controversy surrounding the exact height of the highest point in the world. The new official height is 8,848.86 metres, according to Chinese state media Xinhua News Agency. The new height would be based on trigonometric and GPS measurements carried out […]

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Nepal shuts Mount Everest for climbers over coronavirus fears

Nepal has closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government minister said on Friday. Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, earns about $4.4 million a year in permit fees from climbers aiming to scale the […]