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  1. 12 Mount Everest Guides Die Preparing for Peak Season

    An avalanche struck the world’s highest mountain today, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides, or sherpas, who were getting the routes and ropes ready for the upcoming tourist season. Three were rescued and are being treated for serious injuries, and a few remain missing. Hundreds have been gathering at the base camp hoping for their chance to scale the 29,000-foot high peak next month, when weather conditions are expected to improve. Fellow climbers rushed to the scene today to aid rescue efforts.

    Sources: The GuardianBBCDW

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