May 19, 2017

South African Film Maker Fined $22000 for Climbing Mt.Everest Without Permit.

by Prince Chandran
 

How many of you know that to climb the Everest you need to have a permit ? If you don’t have a permit and try to climb the Everest you would be fined the double of the actual permit. The permit amount for foreigners to climb the Everest is $11000 .

Recently South African film maker Ryan Sean Davy was fined $22000 which is almost 14 lakhs for not taking the permit and said he was treated like a murderer. The usual prices for getting on top of the Everest strats from $25000 to $75000 depending on how much oxygen and comforts you choose, which clearly states that it not for the faint of hearts or empty of wallet.

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Davy has posted in his Facebook account that “This news is probably going to make a lot of people upset with me and I really hope you’ll all forgive me,I’m willing to be as accountable as I know how but my Everest expedition has taken a very bad turn. I am going to be honest in saying that when I arrived at Base Camp it became evident that I didn’t have nearly enough money for a solo permit because of hidden costs and even if I did they would have declined it because I had no previous mountaineering experience on record.”

He also stated that he was very ashamed for not even having the permit amount after all the help the people have done to him at the base camp.he also state that “Expedition companies have no time for wanna be Everesters with no money so someone turned me in,” he wrote. “I was harassed at base camp to a point that I honestly thought I was going to get stoned to death right there. I’m not even exaggerating. I was treated like a murderer. A true testimony of how money has become more important than decency.”
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So the next time if you are planning to climb the Everest, don’t forget to take your permit.

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