Live Mount Everest jump canceled after avalanche deaths
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On Sunday, Ogwyn announced that he was focusing his efforts on raising money for the families of those lost in the avalanche.
In the wake of the tragedy, the local Sherpa community has issued an ultimatum to the Nepalese government, asking them to review and adhere to a list of 15 demands or risk them boycotting the entire 2014 climbing season. In a post to his blog this morning, climber Jon Reiter, who was saved by his Sherpa during the avalanche, agreed that it was time for Nepal to make some changes.
"What they're asking for is certainly deserved and we support their cause 100%. They simply want the families of the deceased to be taken care of as well as assurances that they themselves and their families will be taken care of should they be hurt or killed while climbing Everest," he writes. "There are other requests on their list (15 in all) but this is the general idea."
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