“This is the least I can do,” he said. “If you see people going up, they are people so wrapped up in themselves that they don’t understand the bigger picture. The mountain will be there next year, and for the next thousand years. This is the first chance the Sherpas will have to put themselves out there, and I hope they get some benefit from it.” Mr. Marzec said on his Web site that large American tour operators were pressing the Sherpas to back off the threat of a strike. “I am ashamed by our greed and embarrassed by our lack of compassion,” he wrote.
• Increment in immediate relief announced for the victims.• Provide Rs 1 million (1 million Nepalese rupees, or about $10,000) each to families of deceased.• Establishment of a memorial park in the memory of the deceased in Kathmandu.• Cover all expenses for treatment of the injured.• Provide Rs 1 million to critically hurt who cannot rejoin mountaineering activities.• Set up mountaineering relief fund with 30 per cent of royalty collected from issuing permits to different mountains.• Double the insurance amount to the mountaineering workers.• Provide additional chopper rescue to mountaineering support staff if insurance fails to cover the cost.• Provide perks and salaries, except summit bonus, through concerned agencies to Sherpas if they want to call off climbing this season.• Manage chopper to bring logistics and equipment from different camps if mountaineers decide to abandon climbing this season.• Don’t take action against SPCC icefall doctors if they refuse to fix ropes and ladders on the route this season.• Let the expedition members call off this season’s climbing if they wish to do so.