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Today: Mount Everest route to be changed

February 18th, 2015

Episode 149 of 1744 episodes

The route used by mountaineers to scale Mount Everest is to be changed amid fears of an increased avalanche risk. Nepal will change the path next month after a deadly collapse in 2014 killed 16 Sherpa guides - the worst single loss of life in expedition history. Mountaineers will now take a more central route after Base Camp, avoiding the left side of the Khumbu Icefall, where last year's accident occurred. Alan Hinkes is an international mountain guide and the only British climber to have scaled all 14 of the worlds of highest mountains.

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