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Posted on: July 7, 2014


A body is lowered on a longline into Everest Base Camp after the avalanche that killed Mingma Nuru Sherpa, Dorji Sherpa, Ang Tshiri Sherpa, Nima Sherpa, Phurba Ongyal Sherpa, Lakpa Tenjing Sherpa, Chhiring Ongchu Sherpa, Dorjee Khatri, Dorjee Sherpa, Phur Temba Sherpa, Pasang Karma Sherpa, Asman Tamang, Ankaji Sherpa, Tenzing Chottar Sherpa, Pem Tenji Sherpa and Ash Bahadur Gurung. [Photo] Mark Horrell

On April 18, 2014, an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall left sixteen Nepali expedition workers dead. Tashi Sherpa and Jemima Diki Sherpa join a growing number of Sherpa writers who are calling for a re-examination of the mythology, history and business of Everest tourism.

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