Australia’s Mount Everest is one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.
But for many Australians, the view is more limited than ever.
A number of mountaineers and climbers have died trying to reach the peak.
The world’s highest peak, the peak in China, is also inaccessible due to a ban on climbers.
There are currently three climbers attempting to reach Mount Everest.
But it isn’t just the deaths that have left many Australians frustrated.
It has been reported that the number of people dying on the Nepalese side of the border has reached 50 a day.
The country’s tourism industry has been hit by a downturn in tourism in recent years.
The Nepaleses government has been working hard to promote tourism and the tourism industry in the country has been in decline, said Dr Sarah Walshe from the National Institute of Tourism and Tourism Development.
It is an industry that is going through difficult times, she said.
The tourism industry suffered a sharp downturn in the late 1980s, with the government restricting the entry of Chinese visitors and banning any foreign aid groups.
The government has also introduced new rules that prevent foreign aid organisations from providing aid for Nepalesian climbers to mount Everest.
“We are very aware that this has led to a drop in the number and numbers of Nepalesians coming to the summit,” Dr Walshee said.
“It’s quite unfortunate, particularly as we know that there are many people who have been doing this for years, and have made it all the way to the top of Mount Everest.”
The government recently announced it will spend $3 million to bring back foreign aid.
“In recent years, the number [of deaths] has increased,” Dr Sarah said.
She said it was important to remember that mountaineering has always been a sport.
“There are many sport climbers in the Himalayas who are also mountaineurs,” Dr S said.
It’s a sport that has been a part of our history for hundreds of years.
“The Mountaineering Association has been around since the 1500s and it’s a very long tradition.”
I think it’s very important to recognise that Mountaineers are very hard working people, and that we should be proud of that.
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