- The cost of climbing Everest dropped this year to as low as £6,500
- Sherpas' insurance compensation was doubled to £6,000 at the start of 2014
- Nepal's government said it would pay families of sherpas killed on Friday £247 to cover funeral costs, before today announcing an improved package
- Sherpas make around £4,000 a year
- The average annual income in Nepal is just over £400
- Before Friday's deadly avalanche, the single deadliest accident was in 1996, when eight people died
- The summit of Mount Everest is 8,850 metres and takes 12 hours to climb
- There are an estimated 100,000 sherpas in Nepal, according to the Royal Embassy of Nepal
- More than 800 people attempted to scale Mount Everest last year, according to the Nepal Tourism Ministry’s mountaineering department.
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