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Sherpa Guides

Yesterday, dozens of Sherpa guides abandoned the base camp at Mount Everest after 16 of their colleagues were killed in an avalanche last week. Matt Galloway spoke with Dr. John Semple. He is chief of surgery at Women's College Hospital. He studies Everest, and in 2005, travelled to the North Col as team doctor for a group of British climbers.
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