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Nepal’s coronavirus crisis spurs Everest hopefuls to ‘camp’ in oxygen-deprivation tents at home

Mountaineer Akash Neggi is fully prepared to take on the world’s highest mountain – after spending several weeks sleeping in a tent in his living room in the US state of New Jersey.As Nepal battles Covid-19, a growing number of climbers are using oxygen-deprivation tents ahead of their expeditions to reduce exposure to the coronavirus by cutting down the length of their Himalayan adventures.Mount Everest aspirants typically spend eight days trekking from Kathmandu to base camp at 5,364 metres …

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