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Sherpas Issue List Of Demands After Deadly Avalanche On Mt Everest
2014-04-23 13:54:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest claimed the lives of at least 13 of their own, dozens of Sherpa guides have packed up and walked out, taking steps to close down the mountain for the season. As the years go on, Mount Everest attracts more and more people who want to get their shot at glory, ascending the world’s highest peak. The Sherpas, who have been there from the beginning to see that...

Mt. Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peak's Single Deadliest Avalanche
2014-04-18 06:23:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An avalanche on the world’s highest mountain has killed at least 12 local guides during a climb on Friday. The snowpack release also injured three and several others are still unaccounted for in what is being the single deadliest accident on Mt. Everest, according to local officials. A groups of 50 climbers, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by an avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according to Tilak Ram Pandey, a spokesperson...

Everest New Rules
2013-08-05 11:31:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following a mountainside altercation between mountain climbers and local sherpa guides that occurred earlier this year, Nepalese officials have announced that government agents will be stationed at the Mount Everest base camp and be charged with the responsibility of monitoring expedition teams, coordinating any rescue efforts, and safeguarding the local environment. Purna Chandra Bhattarai, Nepal's chief of the tourism industry...

Everest Climbers Attacked By Sherpas
2013-04-29 15:11:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The tallest summit on Earth, Mount Everest, is on the bucket list of many professional and amateur climbers. The dedication and training required for this feat can range from swimming, running and biking to weight lifting and free climbing. After news reports out of the Himalayas this weekend, potential Everest climbers may now want to add mixed martial arts to their training repertoire. While the reports coming off the mountain...


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