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14 Amazing Facts You Must Know About The Mount Everest

8. New policy says every climber has to return with 8 kilograms of litter.

A climber leaves up to 18 pounds of wastage during a trek. Since, the extreme collection of trash in the Everest emerged as the serious issue, the Nepal government has announced that every climber has to return with 8 kilograms of litter. Otherwise, they will be charged $4,000.

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9. Each climber has to pay $65,000 (£41,000) in fees to the Nepali government.

Tourism plays a vital role in Nepal’s economy. Everest climbing has turned commercial and Nepal charges the high amount of money to permit the climbers. One has to manage the money for commercial guides, porters and other essential stuff as well.

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10. The height above 8,000 meters is deadly, it’s called the Death zone.

Conquering Everest is not really an easy task. Climbers face chilling wind beyond 200 mph, ice collapse and health problems.

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11. Around 270 deaths occurred in the Everest’s ascent history of 62 years.

Lastly, 19 climbers died due to the base camp avalanche followed by the devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude.

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