|Sherpa guides descend slippery Mt. Everest (Kristoffer Erickson/National Geographic).|
|Q: Why is L.A. so smoggy? A: So god can't see what we're doing down here! This lost paradise is actually formerly Buddhist Indonesia, Indo, Indra//Lord + nesos, island (Alexis Gravel)|
|Cendoya and Jack went up a hill (ocweekly.com)|
The two were hallucinating, and a rescuer was hurt. Although most searchers were volunteers, there were "hard" costs such as the use of helicopters.
|Los Angeles: San Gabriel foothills and snowy mountains behind (laobserved.com)|
It cost over $160,000. They may have thought they were snorting coke and admitted such, according to OC Supervisor (and former cop) Todd Spitzer, but a bindle of meth was found in his wallet, according to Air Talk (KPCC FM) and uber PC host Larry Mantle in Los Angeles.
|Melting Himalayas: Mt. Everest, possibly the highest peak, unless that distinction actually belongs to Indo-Pakistan's K2 (Ketu) (guardian.co.uk)|
|God's own soil : Everest range free of snow|
Traditionally Sherpas, an ethnic group in [mountainous] eastern Nepal, [are hired to] secure ropes for climbers and designate their climbing paths. [Without them it would have been impossible for Westerners to scale Everest, whose real name is Sagarmāthā, or to return to successfully reach the peak on subsequent attempts. They are indispensable guides and saviors on the mountain.]
|Ketu (K2), the world's highest peak?|
[But of course] the European climbers dispute this claim, who told local officials that one of the Sherpas rappelled down on top of the Swiss climber, according to The Atlantic. More
VIDEO: (CNN) A fight at 23,000 feet? Climbers blame Sherpas in Mt. Everest attack
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