Nepal to improve and speed up Mount Everest rescues, have more doctors at base camp

March 17, 2015 5:00 AM

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KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepalese officials say they're adding more medical staff at Mount Everest's base camp and will speed up rescue efforts during the current climbing season.

The moves come after 16 local guides were killed by an avalanche last year in the deadliest disaster ever on the world's highest peak.

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