Jordanian climber stripped of certificate after fabricating photo of Mera Peak summit


Published: 2024-04-22 22:02

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 10:05

Mera Peak mountain
Mera Peak mountain

A Jordanian climber, who says he reached the summit of the Mera Peak mountain, which stands at over 6,476 meters, has had his “summit certificate” revoked after a thorough investigation was conducted by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) found that the photos he submitted at the peak of the summit was fabricated.

The investigation found that he never went past the High Camp area on Mera Peak which stands at 5,900 meters tall - which makes him 576 meters short of the summit’s peak.

The photo submitted by the Jordanian climber actually depicted different climbers, with him not being present in the photo.

Mohan Lamsal, General Secretary at the NMA, confirmed that the climber’s certificate was annulled following a secretariat meeting and further warned expedition handling agencies for their negligence.

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