Climbing Season at Mt. Everest May Be Cancelled as Sherpas Go on Strike

Climbing season on Mount Everest may be completely cancelled this season after the deadly avalanche which left 13 Sherpas dead and three more missing and presumed dead. The Sherpas are refusing to take any climbers up the mountain from base camp. They have asked the government of Nepal to provide a fund for the families of the dead Sherpas and higher insurance payments for Sherpas who are injured during climbs. Climbin is one of the biggest tourist industries in Nepal. The climbers, who pay up to $90,000 per person to tour companies for a guided climb, support the Sherpas. The government has agreed to some of the demands of the Sherpas, but it is not enough they say. It is unclear if climbing season will go on this year or not. This is the deadliest avalanche to his Mount Everest and it claimed many lives of the Sherpas who were going up the mountain first to lead the way for the expedition climbers. Take a look:

Posted on April 22, 2014

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