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29th Apr 2013, 13:29
BBC News - Everest: Climbers Steck and Moro in fight with Sherpas (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22336540)

29th Apr 2013, 13:36
I read that.

A bit stupid.

29th Apr 2013, 14:12
No, 500N, I think this (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22334275)is stupid!

P6 Driver
29th Apr 2013, 14:24
I'd hazard a guess that it wasn't reported to a British police force, or we would have heard that Everest would have been cordoned off for six and a half hours as a potential crime scene.

29th Apr 2013, 17:17
Is this making a mountain out of a molehill?:}

Hat, coat door.

29th Apr 2013, 17:55
Who won the fight?

29th Apr 2013, 18:05
According to an experienced English climber (who has climbed Everest and also knows the climbers involved), the experienced climbers (who had also previously climbed Everest) had no need for the services of the Sherpas (who rig ropes for the inexperienced climbers who pay for the Sherpas to guide them up).

As the group went ahead, they disturbed ice which rained down on the Sherpas (who had requested the climbers to delay their climb until the rope fixing was finished).

Whose mountain is it? :confused:

29th Apr 2013, 18:27
I know it's the DM but it's the first story in full I have come across.

Jonathan Griffith: British photographer injured in 'terrifying fight' between climbers and Sherpas close to the peak of Mount Everest | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316109/Jonathan-Griffith-British-photographer-injured-terrifying-fight-climbers-Sherpas-close-peak-Mount-Everest.html)

Whose mountain is it?
Depends which wide of the mountain you are on :O

I think the Nepalese Gov't controls who is allowed on it from
the main routes.

29th Apr 2013, 22:53
For a real understanding of infamy on a peak.. read John Krakauer's "Into Thin Air"... Tis a tale that makes me depressed to be a South African.

Some of the current top climbers are a total bunch narcissists in the way that Hilllary and Tenzig weren't.


29th Apr 2013, 22:59

Now it seems to be a tick in the box for them.

And it seems to be so much easier than before with all the crap
they have to help them. Still not easy but ..........

(I know one who did it with Oxygen (young bloke, youngest Briton at the time) and one (my boss in the Army) who made it to the South Col without Oxygen).

30th Apr 2013, 01:51
Bit of a thread drift, but you might want to wander over to Rotorheads. Check out some of Vertical Freedom's stunning pix flying in the Himalayas. Link here:


30th Apr 2013, 01:54
Yes, well worth a visit, I look every week for the latest installment.

And being able to talk to the pilot is even better !

IMHO One of the best photos and stories is the "crash land"
in the paddy next to the gorge and how close he was to being
in the raging waters of the gorge.

30th Apr 2013, 02:35
This isn't the first mountain that's seen violence during a climb.