In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, mountain guides and climbers stand beside camping and climbing gear piled up after an avalanche hit the area, at Everest Base Camp, Nepal. (AP Photo/Nima Namgyal Sherpa, File)
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Despite a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that triggered a landslide that killed 19 people at Everest base camp, government and trekking officials in Nepal said Thursday that expeditions to summit Mt. Everest may resume if climbers decide to go ahead."The future of the Everest climb this season is quite uncertain," he said, adding that Sherpas were worried the season may be over.Despite the terrible dangers of their jobs -- a year rarely passes without at least one death on Everest -- the Sherpas, once among the poorest and most isolated people of Nepal, also now have schools, cellphones and their own middle class.
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