12 Nepali Sherpas Killed by Avalanche on Mount Everest
While leading a group of climbers up Mount Everest, 12 Nepali sherpas were killed in an avalanche in what is being called the "deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak." The disaster hit one of the most popular routes injuring three guides, leaving four people missing and most likely buried under the snow. The Himalayan guides said six of their sherpas went ahead to check ropes and crack snow when they were caught in the avalanche. Everest has been climbed by more than 4,000 climbers and almost 250 people have died trying to reach its 29,035 foot peak.
By Jordan Moses
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