Nepal has banned three Indian climbers for six years for falsely claiming to be the world’s highest peak.
According to British media, Nepal’s tourism department has banned three Indian climbers for six years and withdrawn their certificates issued in 2016.
It should be noted that Indian mountaineers Narendra Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami had claimed to have climbed the world’s highest peak Mount Everest in 2016 and in this regard, Nepal’s Health Department had also issued certificates to them at that time.
The reality of these climbers came to light when the Indian government last year decided to give Narendra Singh Yadav the highest Indian sports award, the National Adventure Award, on which his own compatriot and mountaineer and The Indian channel dismissed Yadav’s claim to have climbed Mount Everest and later found out in the inquiry that the pictures were fake and the government reversed its decision.
A spokesman for Nepal’s tourism department said in an interview that inquiries into the climbers’ ascent of Mount Everest had shown that they had never climbed the peak and could not provide any clear evidence. And their team leader Nabakmar Phookon has been banned in Nepal for 6 years and the certificates given to both the climbers have been withdrawn.