Faking climbers – Narender Singh Yadav and Seemy Rani Goswami – were revealed only this year, marking the couple’s nomination for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Prize in India. As it turned out, the couple presented photos that were photomontages as evidence of climbing Chomolungma, as evidenced among other things by no reflection of snow in the glasses or oxygen masks not connected to the cylinder.

A spokesman for the Taranath Adhikari resort said, “They could not show any evidence of their rise to the top and did not provide even reliable pictures.”

As a result, the climbers lost the certificate of climbing the highest peak in the world and were banned from climbing the Nepalese mountains for 6 years. However, the ban ends in 2022, as it is calculated from 2016. Seven Summit Treks, which organizes the expedition and assists climbers, has also been punished. The company received a mandate of 50 thousand. Rupees (about 1,600 zlotys), and the Sherpa – 10,000 (PLN 320). To officially enter Everest, photos and data from flight guides and base camp officials are required.

Indian climbers are not the only ones punished for rigging their climb to Everest. In 2016, another Indian couple of mountaineers were banned from climbing for 10 years after they provided pictures as evidence of their ascent as they pasted their pics in place of other climbers who had already reached the summit.