Apparently even one of the most difficult places to reach on the planet is not free from conflict as two climbers from Switzerland and Italy allegedly started a fight with local Sherpa guides.

The Swiss climber returned to the base of the climb to fly back to Kathmandu, while the Italian remained at Base Camp in the hope of finishing the climb.

The details of the argument have yet to be investigated by local police, but apparently the fight started on the way to camp 3.

The Sherpa guides involved claim that the foreigners started the fight and the foreigners claim that the guides did.

As physically taxing as climbing Everest may be, apparently there’s enough energy left over to have a shouting match.

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