All climbing on Mount Everest stops

  • 23 April 2014
Climbers on Mount Everest Image copyright AFP/getty images

All climbing on the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest in Nepal, has come to a stop.

A deadly avalanche last Friday killed 16 Sherpa mountain guides - the worst accident in Everest's history.

Some Sherpas are now threatening to completely abandon the climbing season.

They are angry at how much money Nepal's government makes from visitors climbing Everest, and think they should get a bigger share.

They also want more compensation for the families of the Sherpas who died.

How do you climb Mount Everest?

Every year hundreds of climbers attempt to make it up Everest. Many rely on Sherpas to lead them on what is a dangerous and risky mission.