Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tamzing Norgay
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Norgay son: Climbers should treat Sherpas 'equally'

The son of Tenzing Norgay, who first scaled Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, says Western climbers should treat Sherpas more "equally".

The guides are discussing whether to cancel ascents after 16 of their colleagues were killed in an avalanche on Friday.

Jamling Tenzing Norgay claimed western climbers often came to Base Camp expecting Sherpas to do all the work.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "I think it's important that people need to put in a little more effort and work towards attaining the goal together."

  • 23 Apr 2014
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