Nepal tourism assures support to foreign climbers, no halting despite deadly disaster

Nepal today said expeditions to Mount Everest have not been halted despite the worst disaster that killed 16 Sherpas and assured foreign climbers that it will provide all support in mountaineering on the world`s highest peak.

Expeditions in limbo as Sherpas leave Mt Everest base camp

Expeditions to Mount Everest are in a limbo this season as Sherpa mountain guides and foreign climbers started descending from base camps following the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world`s highest peak that claimed 16 lives.

No Mt Everest expedition this spring

Expeditions to Mount Everest this spring in Nepal have come to a standstill as local Sherpa guides and foreign climbers began to descend from the base camp of the world`s highest peak, stakeholders said.

Government officials on Everest to pacify angry Sherpas

Nepal`s tourism officials today met agitated Sherpa mountaineers on Mount Everest in the wake of the deadly avalanche that killed 16 mountain guides in the worst disaster on the world`s highest peak.

Sherpas won`t abandon Everest Climbing season : Mountaineering officials

Nepalese mountaineering officials on Wednesday denied that sherpa guides on Mount Everest plan to abandon this year`s climbing season out of respect for 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week.

Nepal govt agrees to some Sherpa demands after strike threat

Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.

Sherpas demand Rs 1 mn for accident victims; threaten strike

Nepalese Sherpa guides, who play a key role in mountain expeditions, on Monday warned of an agitation if their demand of Rs 1 million in compensation for their 13 colleagues killed in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest last week is not met.