Nepal to extend permits of 2015 Everest climbers

March 1, 2016 5:45 AM

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KATHMANDU, Nepal – Mountaineering officials say Nepal will extend the permits of climbers who were unable to climb Mount Everest last year due to an earthquake-triggered avalanche that killed 19 people at a base camp.

Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said the climbers can attempt to climb the world's tallest peak this year or next year without paying new fees.

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