A British climber told how he and two colleagues feared they would be killed as they were attacked by Sherpas on Everest.
The three men ended up running for their lives down a treacherous glacier to escape the :”out-of-control mob” and have now been forced to abandon their attempt on the summit.
The row broke out on Saturday as the men were on their way to a camp at 23,000 feet on the 29,000-foot mountain.
The Nepalese Sherpas accused them of kicking ice down on them and breaking mountain etiquette by stepping over their ropes.
Griffith, 29, a photographer and mountaineer attempting his first ascent of Everest, and his highly experienced colleagues – Italian Simone Moro, 45, and Swiss national Ueli Steck, 36 – returned to camp where they were immediately set upon.
“We were told one of us would die that night and the rest would follow later.”
Nepalese authorities are investigating.