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Nepal sherpas consider climbing boycott

KATHMANDU

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said on Monday.

Several Sherpas already have quit while others are still deciding whether to boycott climbing following Friday’s avalanche, said Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead.

Full report here Times of India

 

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