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Nepal investigating fight on Mount Everest

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:51 a.m. HST, Apr 29, 2013



KATMANDU, Nepal » Nepalese mountaineering officials say they are investigating reports of a fight between three foreign climbers and local Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.

Dipendra Poudel of the Mountaineering Department said the three climbers — from Italy, Switzerland and Britain — were involved in arguments with some Sherpa guides on Sunday.

Poudel says both sides accuse each other of starting the fight, adding mountaineering officials based at the Everest base camp were investigating the incident.

Sherpa guides hired by the hundreds of Western climbers attempting to climb the world's highest mountain are the first ones to fix the ropes on the routes so their clients can climb to the peak.

The Sherpas are accusing the foreign climbers of starting the fight.







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ezridah wrote:
why would you fight with the guys who fix the ropes that you will use to climb ? "Sherpa guides hired by the hundreds of Western climbers attempting to climb the world's highest mountain are the first ones to fix the ropes on the routes so their clients can climb to the peak."
on April 29,2013 | 07:00AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Kinda dumb don't you think. Might be the next time the Sherpas forget to tie the rope good.
on April 29,2013 | 08:03AM
bluespop wrote:
Exactly. The sherpas should have left them and their egos on their own.
on April 29,2013 | 08:18AM
loquaciousone wrote:
It was Bush's fault.
on April 29,2013 | 07:06AM
cojef wrote:
Could be Obama since he is in charge now.
on April 29,2013 | 07:13AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Remember when climbing Everest was a big deal? Now the sherpas haul your gear, fix the ropes and hold your hand all the way to the top. Fighting at 25k feet! When I used to climb, I could barely put on my boots in the morning let alone take a swing at somebody at that altitude.
on April 29,2013 | 10:04AM
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