Everest permit-dodger released on $10 bail

Published On: May 23, 2017 08:38 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KATHMANDU, May 23 A South African who was detained in Nepal for trying to climb Mount Everest without a permit was released on bail Monday after paying a $10 bond.

Ryan Sean Davy, 43, spent six days in police custody after being caught hiding in a cave near Everest base camp without the permit costing $11,000 needed to climb the world’s tallest mountain.

He was arrested during questioning under Nepal’s strict public order laws for swearing at tourism officials -- allegations he denies.

“I paid them 1,000 rupees ($10). That’s what I had in my pocket,” Davy told AFP at the Kathmandu district office, where he was brought for the bail hearing.

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