A third fewer climbers will be allowed to attempt Everest from the north this year as China plans a major clean up of the world's highest peak.
BEIJING (AP) — China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported Monday.
Climbing Mount Everest is one of the most challenging feats of physical endurance on the planet – and two Canadians completed the trek with canoes on their backs. Brothers Kyle Roberts and Tom Schellenberg arrived at Mount Everest Base Camp earlier this week after 18 days of climbing. They each carried a canoe on their backs, meant to represent the extra burden of people living with mental health issues. The brothers, who are both personally affected by mental illness, chronicled their journey online. The goal: to raise money for a women's mental health facility in Kathmandu, Nepal. “The fact that we have that support I just really feel that we need to be able to try to help those who don't,”