Will a New Zealander also be the last on Everest?

The Times newspaper reports that the Nepalese government is planning to make trekking companies responsible for removing dead bodies from Mount Everest.  This raises the question about how long the lucrative climbing business is going to last in its current form.

It is barely 65 years, less than an average lifetime, since Ed Hillary summited but he surely would not have imagined quite what it would become. Continue reading “Will a New Zealander also be the last on Everest?”