A boy plays near a white board inside a classroom at Khumjung High School, which was founded in 1961 by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in Khumjung, ... more 
A boy plays near a white board inside a classroom at Khumjung High School, which was founded in 1961 by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in Khumjung, approximately 3700 meters above sea level in Solukhumbu District April 30, 2014. More than 4,000 climbers have reached the summit of Everest, the world's highest peak, since it was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. In April, an avalanche killed 16 Nepali Sherpa guides who were fixing ropes and ferrying supplies for their foreign clients to climb the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak. The accident - the deadliest in the history of Mount Everest - triggered a dispute between sherpa guides who wanted a climbing ban in honour of their colleagues and the Nepali government that refused to close the mountain. The sherpas staged a boycott, forcing hundreds of foreign climbers to call off their bids to climb Everest. Picture taken April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 21 OF 45 FOR PACKAGE 'AFTER THE AVALANCHE - ASCENT TO EVEREST' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'CHITRAKAR EVEREST' less 
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