Nepali climbing guide Lakpa Tharke upset officials recently by standing on top of Mt. Everest naked. Nepal's top mountaineering body head Ang Tshering Sherpa says "but if he did it, it is very shocking because Sagarmatha is the goddess mother."
Organizers of the climb he participated with did not seem bothered by the incident. "We are planning to file his extraordinary feat for the Guinness Book of World Records." He may be the first to pull off such a feat.
Buddhists in Nepal consider Everest a god. On Saturday, the head of Nepal's Mountaineering Association urged the government to take action against Tharke.