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Nepal promises major climbing reforms after killer avalanche

Three days after a deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest slopes claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Monday promised major reforms in the mountaineering sector and urged local Sherpa guides and other supporting staff to resume preparatory work ahead of the summer climbing season.

Nepal halts search for missing Sherpa guides

Nepal on Sunday called off the search for three missing Sherpa guides due to heavy snow fall, two days after 13 people died in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest, the world`s highest peak.