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  • Sherpas: boycott after Everest disaster?

  • KATMANDU, Nepal — Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said today.
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  • KATMANDU, Nepal — Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said today.
    Several Sherpas already have quit while others are still deciding whether to boycott following Friday's avalanche, said Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
    The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three other Sherpas remain missing.
    "After losing so many of our brothers and friends it is just not possible for many of them to continue," said Pasang Sherpa, who was not among those caught in the avalanche. "So many of us are scared, our family members are scared and asking us to return."
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