Sherpas to boycott Everest climb in wake of recent avalanche
In the aftermath of the deadly avalanche on Mt Everest, Sherpa guides on the mountain are reportedly considering a climbing boycott.
A Mountaineering Official says that the move could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season.
Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said that several Sherpas already have quit while others are still deciding whether to boycott following Friday's avalanche, News.com.au reported.
At least 13 Sherpas were reportedly killed in an avalanche, which was triggered after a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and drifted through teams of guides hauling gear.
Meanwhile, three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead, the report added.
(Posted on 22-04-2014)
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