WorldViews: A closer look at the dangerous work that Everest’s Sherpas undertake for Western climbers

By Anup Kaphle, April 21, 2014

After a devastating avalanche killed 13 Nepali mountain guides, most of whom belonged to the Sherpa community, Nepal's mountaineering agencies have declared this year "Black Everest Year," calling for suspension of all climbing activities for the next seven days, and mulling whether to continue any expeditions this year.

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