Thursday, February 19, 2015

Everest to have a route-diversion over safety concerns

Mt Everest, the mountaineers' final destination has eaten up 16 Sherpa guides during the last year - the worst single loss of life in expedition history. The fatal avalanche has resulted in a boycott by Sherpa climbers who demanded better wages and conditions.

This deadly incident has forced the Nepalese government to make a diversion in the present route in vogue  since 1990 and has come up a new route to be used from next month onward.

As reported by BBC News, mountaineers will now take a more central route after Base Camp, avoiding the left side of the Khumbu Icefall, where last year's accident occurred.

Read more about it at: BBC 
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