Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, mountaineers, Sherpas have long known Khumbu's danger

  • by: TIM SULLIVAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 22, 2014 - 10:45 AM

NEW DELHI — On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.

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