Summits reports in: China puts new age restriction on Everest climbs
It would seem that Californian Jordan Romero set a record that may never be
broken. According to The Times of India website, the China Tibet
Mountaineering Association, which governs climbing on Mount Everest’s north
face, recently decided to set age limits on who could scale the mountain.
In short, only people between the ages of 18 and 60 will be
allowed to climb the mountain. Exceptions can be made for those as young as
16, but anyone younger than that is out of luck.
Nepal already has restrictions barring anyone under age 16
from climbing Mount Everest. China and Nepal share the mountain along their
common border. Mount Everest is 29,029 feet tall and is the world’s highest
Jordan became the youngest person to ever climb Mount
Everest last month. He’s 13. I’m not certain what this will do to his plans to
climb Cho Oyu, another Himalyan peak along the China-Nepal border. Cho Oyu,
the world’s sixth-highest mountain.
Some plans had already been made to break Jordan’s record.
According to The Times of India, a Nepalese climber had sought to train
11-year-old Nepali children to break the record. Those plans are now dashed.
The online report said the China Tibet Mountaineering Association made the new
restrictions in reaction to Jordan’s climb — and the ensuing controversy...
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