Nepal officials vow to ensure Everest climbers' safety

Nepal officials have vowed to ensure the safety of climbers seeking to scale Mount Everest after three European climbers were involved in a fight with Sherpa guides.

Tourism Ministry official Dipendra Paudel said the government would ensure the safety and security of the climbers.

"There was a slight misunderstanding and communication gap between them," Paudel said. "This has been sorted out and the climbers are at the base camp".

Advertisement

Mount Everest 'fight' probed

Nepalese mountaineering officials are investigating reports of a fight between three foreign climbers and local Sherpa guides on Mount Everest on Sunday