(Asian Trekking/Ang Tshering Sherpa) Translation of the Press Release from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation:
The discussion arose between some climbers holding permit of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse and the Climbing supporters gone for rope fixing above Camp II, on 27th April 2013 has drawn our attention. Regarding this issue, on the initiation of the members of Expedition Operator's Association, Liaison Officers at the base camp and the Climbing Supporters, both disputed parties have accepted their weakness and decided to continue their expedition upon mutual understanding which we were informed on 29th April 2013.
We are communicating with the Liaison Officers at the base camp on this issue and such incident should not repeat in the future.
The Ministry kindly requests all the expeditions' team members including Support Climbing Sherpas and the handling agents to abide by the rules and regulations and to follow climbing ethics for a safe and successful expedition.
Date: 30th April 2013
Surendra Prasad Sapkota
(Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviaiton)
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