Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

The way that the events played out on Everest on the last days of April is now well enough known. Three western climbers, Uli Steck (Switzerland, Simon Moro (Italy) and Jonathon Griffiths (UK) would attempt a route described on climbing.com by editor of the American Alpine Journal Dougald Macdonald as “a major development in Everest’s climbing history, particularly if they succeed in pure alpine style, without supplemental oxygen.” After an altercation with the Sherpas who were fixing lines above Camp Two, in which there was shouting and disagreement, the Sherpas descended.