Everest climbers attacked

SOLUKHUMBU: Three foreign climbers were thrashed in between the Camp 2 and Camp 3 while they were climbing Mt. Everest.

Simboli Moro, an Italian national, and Wool Stick, a Swiss national, who went for expedition from Choyu Treks got minor injuries in the attack following a minor dispute with the Nepali Sherpa guides.

They have been brought down to base camp late afternoon Saturday after the incident. They have warned of returning home giving up the expedition if the Government of Nepal did not ensure their security.

We have convinced them to this effect for the time being and kept them in the base camp, said Director of the Choyu Treks, Ngima Nuru Sherpa.

“If the climbers are thrashed during their journey, it would not give positive message to the country. It would be disrepute to our country’s security and managerial system,” summed up Sherpa.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer of Solukhumbu, and Chief of the Police expressed commitment to arrest the guilty of the incident investigating the case and provide necessary security to the foreigners.

CDO Sitaram Karki, said, “It is out of our reach due to the distance. We have received the news that the foreigners were thrashed and that we will deploy our team immediately to investigate the case.”