3 foreign climbers returned to base camp after fight with Sherpa guides on Mount Everest

2 hikers sustained injuries in altercation

SOLUKHUMBU, Nepal - Three foreign climbers have returned to the Mt. Everest base camp after they got into a fight with their Nepali Sherpa guides on the mountain.

According to the Himalayan Times, Simoli Moro, an Italian national, and Wool Stick, a Swiss national, sustained minor injuries during the incident that followed a dispute in between Camp II and Camp III.

Camp II is located at an elevation of 21,300 feet and Camp III is located at an elevation of 24,500 feet.

The group was brought down to base camp Saturday afternoon following the altercation. The climbers have threatened to abandon the expedition if the government of Nepal cannot guarantee their safety.

Ngima Nuru Sherpa, Director of Choyu Treks, told the newspaper that the climbers agreed to stay at base camp for the time being.

"If the climbers are thrashed during their journey, it would not give positive message to the country. It would be disrepute to our country's security and managerial system,” Sherpa told the newspaper.

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