Our 2014 investigation into the history of sherpas and the dangerous business of climbing Mount Everest.
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 people. It was the single deadliest day on Everest and has raised questions about the largely unregulated way the mountain is run. The Wall Street Journal visits a Sherpa village struck by the tragedy.
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