Police fail to ski down Everest.

A team of policemen planned to climb and ski down the world’s tallest peak. Then it started to snow.

Large snowfalls forced the Indian border guards to abandon their attempt to climb the peak and set a record by all skiing down to base camp.Everest Nepal

We reported on the quest earlier in the year here on PlanetSKI.

They got to near the summit and then the snow came in.

“We got about 2 metres of snow and it was not possible to fix ropes,” said the expedition leader, Harbhajan Singh.

“Everybody reported it as too risky and there was danger of avalanche,” he said. “So we abandoned the expedition and returned.”

The men were from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

The expedition wanted to highlight environmental issues on Everest that has much rubbish left behind by other climbers as they try to make their way to the peak.

Over 3,600 people have reached the summit of Mt Everest since it was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.

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