Everest Climber: Sherpas Tried to Kill Me
In his first extended interview, Simone Moro says he feared for his life.
In his first extended interview, Moro gives NationalGeographic.com his take on what happened.
Alternative accounts, including those claiming to represent some Sherpas, have been posted on climbing blogs and sites.
Our aim was to reach Camp 3. We knew there was a team fixing rope on the Lhotse Face. I've climbed Everest four times and done ten expeditions here, and I know that on the day the ropes are fixed, nobody should hang on the fixed ropes. This doesn't mean that nobody is allowed to climb the mountain. Everest isn't just a mountain for clients and guides. Everest is for all who pay the permit.
When we arrived on the Lhotse Face, the Sherpas fixing rope there told us to