A great account of the problems on Everest this week see link below. Follow this link by a world class climber. My opinion for how much it is worth is that in all my years and 5 trips to the Himalayas I have never had a problem. Too me Sherpas are the finest of people and have ever met and helped me so much in the big mountains. They are a breed apart and I am so honoured to have met such people and shared their hospitality and kindness.The climbers involved are world class mountaineers but why climb in that part of the mountain? Everest is huge with so many unclimbed lines many remote! I can see both sides but unfortunately the Sherpas do not have the access to the media as these stars have. Little has been said by them and I would love to read their account. Already this year one Sherpa has been killed in the ice-fall on Everest and no one but the Sherpas take the risk they do for us to climb for our own personal satisfaction and egos. The Sherpas climb for work and to keep their families. Differing cultures but what great people with no other agendas. A sad period on Everest! I have met some of the worlds best climbers and only a few like every sport are treated like superstars for their ability in their chosen field.
Sometimes mountaineers make me so sad and then I get out on the hills and see why I climb even at my limited level.