Everest Covid cases shine harsh light on Nepalese decision to open mountain

Posted by on April 23, 2021 5:04 am
Categories: Global Stories

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The first cases of Covid-19 have been identified at Everest base camp, renewing the controversy over the decision by Nepal to open the world’s highest mountain to climbers.

With access from the Chinese side of Everest closed to outside climbers, and some expedition operators on the Nepalese side increasing prices, the Nepalese decision in the midst of a global pandemic has come under scrutiny.

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