Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday, April 22, 20145, they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos.
Scores of foreign climbers have been waiting in base camp after paying tens of thousands of dollars to scale the world's highest peak.
The sherpas perform essential tasks on the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain, carrying equipment and food as well as repairing ladders and fixing ropes to reduce risks for clients. (AFP)
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