Vajpai, who took to climbing at the early age of 10, has so far scaled Mount Everest (8,848 mtr) in 2010, Mt Manaslu (8,163 mtr) and Mt Lhotse (8,516 mtr) in 2011, Mt Makalu (8,486 mtr) and Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 mtr) in 2016, according to the Himalayan Database.
Before commencing the expedition, the team underwent 37-days of pre-expedition training at the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of Manali in the month of January and February.
Ethnic sherpas, renowned for their endurance and experience at high altitudes, serve as guides for many foreign mountaineers attempting to climb the highest Himalayan peaks.
They are the first tribal students from India to have scaled Mount Everest. As earlier reported by The Indian Express, these students hadn’t even heard of Mount Everest before they were approached by the authorities with the idea.
During the actual ascent of the mountain, the students will be accompanied by Shekhar Babu, an Everester from 2007, who had trained 13-year old Dalit girl Poorna from Telangana — the youngest girl in the world to have scaled the mountain.
This ban is likely to irk solo mountaineers, who enjoy the challenge of climbing alone.
Nepal will, however, seek help from India and China for getting crucial data for the exercise, Nepal’s Survey Department’s Director General Ganesh Bhatta told PTI.
The isolated high-altitude psychosis is most likely to occur at heights exceeding 7,000 metres above sea-level.
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Any climber who needs the medical service can make a video call by logging on to the page of the internet firm after connecting to the router, and then the call is forwarded automatically to the mobile phone of the concerned doctor.
The Rathod couple, had taken leave from their work in April last year to participate in an expedition to scale the Mount Everest. In the first week of June last year, the couple held a press conference and announced that they had scaled the peak on May 23.
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According to Prem Nath Thakur, spokesperson at the TIA, the incident might have occurred due to bad weather.
Moradabad’s boy Ravi Kumar fell from Balcony, located at 8,200 metre altitude and died, said Dinesh Bhattarai, Director General of Department of Tourism.
The Nepalese Tourism Department issued a record 371 permits this year to people to scale the mountain.