Mt. Everest tragedy kills at least 12 with up to 17 still missing.

In one of the worst disasters in the history f climbing the fabled peak, up to 17 sherpas have perished in an avalanche atop the world’s highest peak. npr has more…

“The avalanche “hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak … between base camp and camp 1.” CNN says the site of the disaster is about 20,000 feet above sea level. Everest’s peak is an estimated 29,035 feet above sea level.

This is the climbing season on Everest, which more than 4,000 people have successfully climbed. About 250 have died on the mountain that borders Nepal and Tibet, Reuters notes. The Sherpas who were killed Friday and some climbers had in recent days been setting ropes, preparing camps and acclimating to the altitude, CNN reports.”

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