Safety Comes First; Everest sees new climbing route

Everest Base CampNepal will change the path next month after a deadly collapse in 2014 killed 16 climbers – the worst single loss of life in expedition history.

The current route up the mountain has been in use since the 1990s.

Mountaineers will now take a more central route after Base Camp, avoiding the left side of the Khumbu Icefall, where last year’s accident occurred.

The fatal avalanche last year triggered a boycott by Sherpa climbers who demanded better wages and conditions.

Their protest at Base Camp led to the cancellation Continue reading