What's Being Done To Reduce The Sherpa Death Toll On Mount Everest

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More than 90 Sherpas have died while climbing Mount Everest, around a third of the 290 total lives lost on the mountain.

NPR's Danielle Preiss (@DaniellePreiss) looks at why so many more Sherpa climbers die and what's being done to reduce the death toll.

Editor's Note: A person previously quoted in this story incorrectly stated that Tenzing Norgay, the late Sherpa climber, was not literate and could not sign his autograph. In fact, Norgay could read and write and signed many autographs. The quote has been removed.

This article was originally published on April 02, 2018.

This segment aired on April 2, 2018.


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