Everest climbing route to be changed
The route used by mountaineers to scale Mount Everest is to be changed amid fears of an increased avalanche risk. Nepal will change the path next month after a deadly collapse in 2014 killed 16 Sherpa guides - the worst single loss of life in expedition history. The current route up the mountain has been in use since the 1990s. Mountaineers will now take a more central route after Base Camp, avoiding the left side of the Khumbu Icefall, where last year's accident occurred.