September 27, 2007 in Nation/World

Nepal wants climbers to keep their woollies on

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review

KATMANDU, Nepal – 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 Wednesday.

Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world’s highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 29,035-foot summit with the temperature about 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

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

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