Climbing the highest peak in the world is a major achievement for any climber and for people with disabilities is also a proof of their usefulness. But the ascent of disabled people to Everest can be banned.
The government of Nepal (Nepal), on whose territory is located the mount Everest or Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, decided that for security purposes should be prohibited climbing to the top height of 8 848 m people with severe disabilities, and individuals older than 75 years.
The final decision on this issue will be made later, but no reason to doubt that it can be changed or the authorities will refuse it.
As stated Govinda Karki (Karki Govinda), the Minister of tourism of Nepal, the reason for this decision was the death in April of this year a group of climbers, numbering 18 people, most of whom were Sherpas, guides from among the Nepalese. All of them became victim of an avalanche struck their camp.
Last year under similar circumstances on mount Everest killed 16 climbers and guides.
However, the message about the plans of the government of Nepal has caused discontent among climbers-adventurers all over the world, among which there are people who have lost one or two limbs, blind, and elderly lovers of mountain climbing.
They regard this decision as discrimination and infringement of their rights. Every conquest of the highest peaks of the world such people confers widely in the media and is an inspiration to other disabled people.
In 2001 the top of Everest went blind American Erik Weihenmayer (Erik Weihenmayer).
And in 2006, the Everest has surrendered to the new Zealander Mark Inglis (Mark Inglis). Mark previously lost both legs due to severe frostbite.
There are those among the conquerors of Everest and a “powerful old men”: Japanese, Yuichiro Miura (Yuichiro Miura) ascended to the top, when he was 80 years old.