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Meanwhile on the big mountain.

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Mount Everest climber hid in cave to dodge £8,500 fee and now faces ban from Nepal. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/612701/Mount-Everest-climber-hid-cave-fee-ban-from-Nepal

This couple got married on Mount Everest http://www.today.com/style/mount-everest-wedding-couple-marries-nepal-base-camp-t111353

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Thanks Eric.

Another report, The Himalayan Times iirc, said he faced a $22,000 fine, twice the cost of the permit. He was seen by a 'Liaison Officer@ who pursued and detained him - he will get a reward, I understand, Another article, THT again I think, stated that of the expeditions at base camp now, only three LOs had turned up - approximately 6%.

The second link is heartwarming - no dainty heels or the bride. Could have gone slightly daintier with a pair of trail runners, should have asked here.

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He should have claimed to be attempting Nuptse, then the permit/fine would have been only 1000/2000 USD...

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His detailed facebook page, which the authorities discovered, undermined any such claims though he did try to lie according to some reports.

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Yes, while I think that the fees for climbing Everest are outrageous this chap had no business being there. By his own admission he has no climbing experience and according to his Facebook page he was going to make a movie about it. Odds on he would have killed him self.

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An update from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39940772

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Weather experts who’ve been monitoring the weather on Everest for 14 years in support for the climbing expeditions, say this year 2017 is the most difficult ever to forecast.

As experienced trekkers in this forum have agreed upon; weather in Khumbu (and Nepal in general) is becoming more unpredictable and volatile.

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/everest/everest-2017-coverage/

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Less snow on the mountain reveals a significant change to the Hillary step:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39989992

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Some sad news. Three climbers have died on Sunday, during an attempt to reach the top of Mount Everest http://www.newschannel5.com/news/national/us-cimber-dies-near-summit-of-mount-everest-per-reports

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Death toll reaches a total of 10 after 4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest http://www.myrepublica.com/news/20654/

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RIP..

"With 10 fatalities, this season has exceeded what mountaineering officials say is a typical toll of six."

Also,

"The weather on Everest, already one of the most unforgiving places on Earth, was especially hard this year"

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31011026/everest-death-toll-now-stands-at-10

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