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Ueli Steck Faces Wrath
Of Sherpas At 23,000 Feet

Ueli Steck, ©Robert BoschAfter nearly two decades of extreme mountaineering, Wenger Ambassador, Ueli Steck has accepted the fact that his life is at risk every second that he spends climbing a mountain. But the events of April 27 had nothing to do with the usual perils that one faces when climbing. A group of 100 Sherpas physically attacked him and his crew, while on a climbing expedition of Mount Everest: "when you get hit with a rock, you know they’re just trying to kill you."


Check out CNN's coverage of the story below.

Read more about what caused this frightening chain of events below, via media outlets from around the globe.

  1. Sherpas Wanted to 'Kill Us': Everest Climber - Newser - May 3, 2013
  2. Brawl On Everest: Ueli Steck's Story - Outside Magazine - May 2, 2013
  3. Everest Climber: Sherpas Tried to Kill Me - National Geographic - May 2, 2013
  4. Everest Expedition Ended in Brawl - WND.com - May 2, 2013
  5. Have Sherpas Had It? - Discovery News - May 2, 2013
  6. Pro-Alpinists Have Mixed Reactions, Questions about Everest Brawl - ExplorersWeb - May 2, 2013
  7. Violence on Everest - Daily Beast - May 2, 2013
  8. Brawl on Everest - TTR Weekly - May 2, 2013
  9. Ugly Facet - Himalayan Times - May 2, 2013
  10. Everest Crew Make Peace - Glasgow Evening Times - May 2, 2013
  11. Climbers Leave Everest Following 'Fight' on Mountain - BBC - May 2, 2013
  12. Fisticuffs on Mount Everest - The Seattle Times - May 2, 2013
  13. Ministry to Investigate Everest Brawl - Himalayan Times - May 2, 2013
  14. Mountaineers Make Peace After Fight on Mount Everest - Headlines & Global News - May 2, 2013
  15. Truce Reached Among Fighting Climbers on Everest - Boston.com - May 1, 2013
  16. Foreign Climbers Blamed for Everest Brawl in New Account - The Straits Times - May 1, 2013
  17. Sherpa Attack Mob Angry at 'Luxury' Trade - Irish Independent - May 1, 2013
  18. Mount Everest Fight Raises Questions About Sherpas - National Geographic - May 1, 2013
  19. Everest Truce Reached Between Brawling Climbers, Sherpas, officials - CBS News - May 1, 2013
  20. Everest Fight Reveals Cultural Chasm Between Climbers, Sherpas - NPR - April 30, 2013
  21. A Fight at 23,000 feet? Climbers Accuse Sherpas of Mount Everest Attack - CNN - April 30, 2013
  22. Climbers Head Home After Everest Brawl With Sherpas - Discovery - April 30, 2013
  23. Sherpas Attack Everest Climbers at 23,000 Feet Up - MSN News - April 30, 2013
  24. Everest Climbers Abandon Ascent After Attack - Guardian - April 30, 2013
  25. Sherpa Fight Ends Climber’s Everest Ambitions - SwissInfo.CH - April 30, 2013
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