Climbers to Take GPS to Climb the Everest
20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Katmandu, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will use systems of global position (GPS, for its initials in English) to climb the Mount Everest in spring, to locate them in case of accidents and to prevent false climbing of the top, official sources said today.
The chief of the department of tourism, Durga Dutta said that these instruments - to a cost for 300 dollars a piece - will help to locate the climbers who are in danger so that the rescatistas are sent directly to the place.
One hopes that hundreds of montain climbing should try to climb the highest top of the world in April and May, but only some of them will be equipped with the devices as pilot test.
'We hope that the activities of this type should be controlled once the use of the GPS is started completely', affirmed Dutta, who added that the employment of the GPS will spread all the mountaineers in the period of 2018 if the experiment works.
The positioning system is intended to improve the safety of the climbers on a mountain where avalanches are common and cause many deaths like the 19 in 2015.
Devices will continue to track the climbers while they are on the Everest, and the data will be revised once they return from the mountain to see if they came to the top, and thus determine if given or not the certificate of mountaineering.
Last year a couple from India said have climbed the peak and received a certificate by the authorities, but later it was discovered that they altered a photograph that showed were at the top of the mountain.
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