In this current event the Sherpa attacked a fewmountain climbers trying to climb Mt. Everest inNepal, Asia.
Why did the Sherpa attack the mountainclimbers?
The Sherpas are a small ethnic group that sharemany cultural, racial, and linguistic featureswith Tibetans, who live to their immediatenorth. About 3,000 Sherpas reside in thedrainage areas immediately below Everest; apopulation of 20,000 or more live in villages tothe south.
There were three mountain climbers. SimoneMoro, Ueli Steck and Jonathan Griffin wereattacked on the mountain. The climbers saythat they were attacked by an angry group ofSherpas, who were climbing up with them.
The climbers say that an argument broke out aftersome Sherpas accused a climber of knockingsome loose ice down, and hitting anotherSherpa below. When the climbers returned toone of their camps, about 100 Sherpas groupedup and attacked them. Not only did theypunch and kick, but they threw many rocks.
The fight happened at about 23,000 feet up themountain.
The fight happened on April 30, 2013 at around 8a.m. on a Saturday.
The Sherpa attacked the mountain climbers on themountains because of an argument over icefalling and hitting a Sherpa. The Sherpa getmad easy and they attacked the climbers.
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