Sometimes people do pretty weird things, and this one has to rank somewhere near the top of that list.
Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on Everest's 29,035ft summit in temperatures of about 14 degrees. No word on if he did a pole dance too.
Anyway the claim is that he wanted to celebrate his oneness with the elements, you know, by doing something ridiculously stupid. Nepal, however, is pretty pissed, and is going to drop the hammer on stripping climbers.
Nepal's mountaineering authorities are now calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world's highest mountain. Some potential attempts floating around include who can take the world's highest dump and which country's mountaineering team can do the first ever thin-air circle jerk.
"There should be strict regulations to discourage such attempts by climbers," said Ang Tshering, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Other bizarre record-setting attempts in the line of stripping that have sparked controversy include a Dutch man who attempted to scale the peak wearing only shorts (that's actually true).
One of the defenses for stripping climbers is that the legendary climber George Mallory supposedly climbed naked every so often. It should probably also be noted that Mallory died on Everest.
I honestly don't know why in God's name anyone would want to strip naked on Everest. Remember, this mountain isn't exactly like climbing the hill at the local park. But hey, I guess if you want to strip on Everest, go ahead. Just don't expect me to drag your frozen corpse down off the mountain.