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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Phinjum Sherpa, 17, daughter of Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, lights a butter lamp in front of a portrait of her father in their rented apartment in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday. Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.