Everest: China To Set Up 'Separation Line' At Summit

Everest: China To Set Up 'Separation Line' At Summit

China says it will set up a "line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent climbers from mingling with others from Nepal.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • China says it will set up a "line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent climbers from 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 China and Nepal, and mountaineers climb it from both sides.
  • At present, tourists without a permit are forbidden to enter the Chinese base camp, and the country has banned foreign nationals from climbing the mountain.
  • However, Nepal, which relies heavily on income generated from Everest expeditions, has allowed foreign climbers, with about 400 permits allocated this season.

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