Thursday, September 1, 2016

Indian Couple Fakes Everest Climb

Trigger Warning:
"Look, honey, there's you faking it at the top of the world!"

Proof that you can literally fake anything these days:
Nepal mountaineering authorities have determined that an Indian couple faked a Mount Everest ascent earlier this year by altering photographs to make it appear they were on the summit, officials said Tuesday.

Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said the government has canceled the climbing certificates issued to Indian citizens Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod and banned them from climbing any mountain in the Himalayan nation for 10 years.

They had claimed they scaled the 29,035-foot peak in May and the government issued them climbing certificates based on the photographs. Their declaration was disputed by fellow climbers and an investigation was launched.

Another Indian climber, Satyarup Sidhantha from Bangalore, said it was his photograph that the couple altered to make it appear they were on the summit.
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