#AceWorldNews – NEPAL – April 22 – Most Sherpa mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest in a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season, AP reported. Earlier Tuesday,
Nepal’s government agreed to some of the Sherpas’ demands in the threatened boycott, such as setting up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in climbing accidents.
However, the funding falls well short of what the Sherpas wanted.
Last Friday, several Sherpa guides were hauling climbing gear between camps when a chunk of ice triggered an avalanche.
Thirteen bodies were recovered and three Sherpas are still missing.
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#AceWorldNews – April 18 – NEPAL – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides, a Tourism Ministry official said.
The first major avalanche this climbing season hit the most popular route as hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers flock to the mountain to attempt to climb its 8,850 meter peak.
Three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Reuters quoted Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry’s mountaineering department, as saying.
The avalanche hit the Sherpa guides between base camp and camp 1 early on Friday.