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UKC News 15 Aug 2019
Officials in NepalĀ are proposing new safety measures that could lead to a reduction in the number of climbing permits issued for Everest (8848m), or Sagarmatha as the mountain is known in Nepali. The government demanded an investigation into high altitude safety following the deaths of 11 climbers this latest climbing season, which was one of the deadliest in recent years. Concerns over the management of commercial climbing on the world's highest peak have been deliberated over the past few months since the season's end in June.

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