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Saturday, March 24, 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