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Nudity ban on Everest

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Does the ban on nudity extend from summit down to Base Camp?

 

"Nepal bans nudity on Mount Everest

Last updated at 14:31pm on 26th September 2007

Attention climbers: Please keep your clothes on while climbing Mount Everest.

Nepal's mountaineering authorities are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world's highest mountain, officials said today.

Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) summit in temperatures about minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

Nepalese authorities have banned attempts to set obscene records on the mountain, which they revere

"There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers," said Ang Tshering, president of Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Other record-setting attempts that sparked controversy included a Dutch man who attempted to scale the peak wearing only shorts.

The people who live on the foot hill of Everest worship the mountain as a god and mountaineering authorities have asked the government to ban disrespectful stunts on Everest, Tshering said.

Mount Everest has always attracted record-setters, including the oldest climber (71 years old), the youngest climber (15 years old), the first climber with one foot and the first blind climber.

In 2005, a Nepali couple exchanged vows on the summit as the first couple to get married on Everest."

 

Excerpt from London Daily Mail

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This piece of news about a Nepali getting naked on the summit is inaccurate but has been circulated for too long.

 

Lhakpa Sherpa took off his down jacket, exposed only his chest, lit a flame, and said a prayer for world peace. Some media sources have said he removed all of his clothes for publicity - this is not true.

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