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Friday, June 22, 2018

Climbers Pack Up As Sherpas Say They Won’t Go Up Everest

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI, India — Scores of mountaineers were departing Mount Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week’s devastating avalanche. A meeting at Everest base camp between Sherpas and Nepalese government officials ended with no change […]

April 24, 2014

Everest Guides Abandon Climbing Season After Deadly Avalanche

Kathmandu (AFP) – Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year’s climbing season to honor 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers’ plans into chaos. Scores of foreign climbers have been waiting in base camp after paying tens of thousands of dollars to scale the world’s […]

April 22, 2014

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authorities called off the rescue operation for survivors after 12 Nepali climbing guides were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest Friday, as bad weather closed in. The Tourism Ministry said the search would resume Saturday for four climbers who were still missing. Seven climbers […]

April 18, 2014