Phinjum Sherpa, 17, daughter of Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, lights a butter lamp in front of a portrait of her father in their rented apartment in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by Sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a deadly avalanche last week.The Sherpas want 30 percent of climbers' fees to be earmarked for the fund and life insurance payments, set at $10,000, to be doubled.The government, expected to earn at least $3 million this year from climbing fees alone, has issued permits to 734 people, including 400 guides, for 32 expeditions this season.New Zealand mountaineer Russell Brice, owner of top expedition company Himex, said he hoped the government delegation's visit Thursday would persuade Sherpas to start climbing again.
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