Five war veterans from the UK, were wounded in the fighting, abandoned plans to conquer Everest because of concerns for their safety, according to BBC.
Unseasonably warm weather caused the highest peak in the world rockfalls and avalanches. Expedition leader, engaged in climbing Everest for 25 years, said he never used this kind of weather at the time was not.
Four of the members of the expedition were injured in battles with the Taliban in Afghanistan and a fifth was severely burned while serving in Iraq.
First conqueror of Mount Everest (8,848 m), we recall, was a British subject Zealander Edmund Hillary. He accompanied the famous Sherpas Tentsiga Norgeya rose to the top in 1953.