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No Fall Everest Attempts from Nepal

September 6 2001 at 8:35 AM
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Response to Trekking Companies Avoid Nepal Following Royal Massacre

 

According to Nepalnews.com, this will be the first time in 28 years that climbers have skipped the fall season on Everest entirely. Several teams will reportedly launch attempts on the peak from Tibet.

Nepal has seen tourism slump in recent months following the June 1 massacre of the royal family and subsequent inflammation of violence by Maoist insurgents. Tourist arrivals to the country in August were down over 26 percent compared to last August.

More:
http://www.outsidemag.com/news/headlines/story_tue2.html

 
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