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Nepalese guiding companies eye Everest opportunities

New generation of Sherpas seeks to compete with Western operators

Temba Tsheri Sherpa, right, was the youngest climber ever to scale Mount Everest and now has his own guiding company. (Courtesy of Temba Tsheri Sherpa)

KATHMANDU -- As Nepal's 2018 climbing season gets under way, Nepalese companies are stepping up efforts to compete with Western operators helping foreign climbers to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.

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