Nepal: Authorities investigating Indian couple's Everest summit claim
July 4, Kathmandu: The government of Nepal is investigating a climbing claim by an Indian couple who are accused of altering photographs of themselves on the summit of Mount Everest, an official said Monday.
Department of Tourism chief Sudarshan Dhakal said that authorities are reviewing the Everest climb made by Dinesh Rathod and his wife Tarakeshwari in May.
They were issued climber's certificates from the Nepal government after they presented a photograph of themselves on the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit, media reports said.
The couple, who are both police officers from Pune in Indian state of Maharastra, had also claimed they were the first Indian couple to scale Everest, the Assoicated Press reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network