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Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

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Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world's highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides. 

Family members perform final rituals at the funeral pyre of a Mount Everest avalanche victim in Kathmandu on April 21, 2014

Thirteen sherpa guides were killed and another three are presumed dead after a devastating avalanche last Friday in the most deadly accident ever on the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain.

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