Nepal has fined a climber of Mt Everest with USD 22,000 for not carrying required permits to summit the peak. The climber is identified as Ryan Sean Davy,a South African national whose passport has been confiscated by the authorities.
Nepal charges USD 11,000 to the foreigners who has to pay these charges towards the permission to climb the peak. This is a top revenue grosser for the mountain nation.
Along with the fine, Day could be banned o enter Nepal for 5 years or ban from climbing in the country for 10 years. He told the officials that he has climbed alone up to Camp 2 to get acclimatised before he was caught.
I saw him alone near base camp so I approached him and he ran away,” said Gyanendra Shresth, the government liaison officer at base camp. “I followed him with my friend and found him hiding in a cave nearby,” “He had set up camp in an isolated place to avoid government officials.” he said.
Usually foreigners do not climb Everest alone and go along with Sherpa and few support staffs at the base camp to survive the severe conditions getting help at the time of emergency.