Solo climbers can no longer scale Nepal mountains
The new safety regulations, which are aimed to reduce accidents, also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers from attempting to reach the summit of the world's highest peak.
Individual climbers will need to be accompanied by a mountain guide, and high-altitude workers who accompany expeditions to the summit are eligible to receive summit certificates under the revised regulations, Nepalese officials told the Himalayan Times.
More than 200 people have died on Everest since 1920, with the vast majority of those deaths taking place since 1980.
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According to the Himalayan Database, 29 people with disabilities have attempted to climb Everest, and 15 have reached the top. Two - Phur Yemba Sherpa in 2014 and Thomas Weber in 2006 - died on the mountain.
A greater percentage of non-disabled climbers have died on the mountain - 288 from 8,306 attempts since 1953. Six people died this year, and 648 reached the summit, the second-highest for a single climbing season. Around 237 climbed from the Tibetan side.
Mountaineers on Everest die for a number of reasons - more than 20% are killed by exposure or acute mountain sickness
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