In the wake of the tragic 2014 avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa guides, the Nepal government has decided to try and make the mountain a safer place.
Everest has been getting all kinds of negative attention in recent years. With trash building up on the mountain at an alarming rate and the ever increasing number of bodies that people must climb over to make the submit, Everest is far cry from the hero it used to be in the eyes of the true mountaineering community.
With all the bad publicity piling up the Nepal government has started to take active steps towards cleaning the mountain up and more recently trying to make it a safer place. The safety measures come in the form of change to the traditional accent route of everest. Climbers will now take a more direct route through the sketchy Khumbu Ice Fall, apposed to skirting along the left side and risking being hit by another avalanche.
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