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Burmese Everest Team Forced to Postpone Climb in Wake of Avalanche

25 April 2014

A team of Burmese climbers has been forced to postpone their planned summiting of Mount Everest, DVB reports, after an avalanche on the world’s tallest peak killed at least 13 people last week. The five climbers were preparing to become the first Burmese team ever to accomplish the feat. The postponement comes amid confusion over whether anyone will be allowed to undertake the Everest effort for the remainder of 2014. “Amid the discrepancy between the government of Nepal and the guides, we are compelled to postpone our mission to raise the Burmese flag on Everest,” the Burmese team posted on their Facebook page.