Nepal has initiated a process to cancel the Everest summit certificates issued to Indian police couple and impose 10-year ban on them in mountaineering after it was discovered that they had digitally altered another mountaineers’ photographs which had been uploaded to Facebook making them look as though they were own. The couple in question had planned to be the first Indian husband and wife team to have summited Everest. Their 10-year Himalayan climbing ban should give them plenty of time for them to brush up on their Photoshop skills in preparation for their next expedition.
Eric Lee is attempting to beat Andrew Hamilton’s time of summitting all 58 Fourteeners in Colorado in 9 days, 21 hours, and 51 minutes.
Live updates on Eric’s progress can be found here.
GO ERIC GO!
Here are Eric’s thoughts before he took off, from his blog: