|The photoshopped photo (left) the couple in red suits|
(Scroll down for video) A couple was banned from Mount Everest for 10 years as punishment after they photoshopped themselves on top of the mountain.
Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod of Pune, India, announced in a press conference that they’d made it to the top of the world’s highest mountain.
They received certificates from authorities in Nepal, after submitting photos of themselves on top of the mountain.
However, a man named Satyarup Sidhantha of Bangalore, came forward to prove that the couple stole a photo of him on the mountain and photoshopped it with Dinesh’s face. They added a flag and changed the color of the pants and gloves.
All the people in the background are the same in both photos.
During an investigation, authorities have determined that the couple could not possibly have reached the summit so soon after they have arrived at the base camp.
Furthermore, some photos shows the couple in two different sets of jackets, boots and gloves at the beginning of the climb.
Authorities in Nepal, said that they banned the couple from the mountain for ten years in order to deter other climbers from making false claims.