It Ain’t UFC But … Fisticuffs at 7,000ft: Swiss and Italian Everest climbers fight with sherpas

April 28, 2013

Seriously, did they have to climb all that way just to get into a brawl? Sir Edmund Hillary would not be amused; or, oh, I don’t know, maybe he would be … who knows?

‘But I can say that we have received the news that the foreigners were thrashed and as a result we are going to deploy our team immediately and hopefully we will be able to reach an area where we can talk to everybody. It was a crime scene that police admitted they were not even going to attempt to reach – because it was near the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

Two European climbers were reported today to have been involved in a fierce fight with their Sherpas at 7,000m, close to Camp 3 and not far from the 8,848m summit.

According to unconfirmed reports, fists flew in the snow as Simboli Moro, an Italian climber, and Wool Stick, from Switzerland got into a punch-up with the guides. Mr Sitaram Karki, Chief District Officer of the Solukhumbu region of Mt Everest, said today that he and his officers were deeply disturbed at hearing of the fight – and he suggested that it was the guides who had started it.

‘We’re committed to arresting those guilty of this incident and we will provide all necessary security to the foreigners,’ he said. ‘Unfortunately the area is out of our reach due to the distance.

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