Monday, April 29, 2013

Interesting Article About Everest

1 comment:

  1. Baylis sent this in as well:

    If you weren't already on top of it...

    From Climb Magazines Facebook page linked from the cnn article:

    Shocking scenes on Everest in the 60th anniversary year. Jon Griffith, Simone Moro and Ueli Steck were stoned by 100 or more sherpas following a dispute between Camp 2 and 3.

    Jon posted the following message 'Thanks for the emails. Yes were were attacked by some 100 Sherpas. We only lived thanks to some very brave people, we felt for sure that we were going to get stoned to death. The reasons behind the attack are complicated and deep rooted and to do with the relationship between Westerners and Nepalis on the mountain over many years- they not because of our direct actions. I would like to think that anyone who has climbed with us knows that we are more than capable and would never interfere with the Sherpa's work. Thanks for your support.'

    It seems all three climbers are OK, although there were reports of Steck returning to Europe due to head injuries. Local authorities are now investigating the incident.

    another source: