Trouble on Everest

Pictures of Sherpa victims of Mt. Everest avalanche at a prayer service in Elmhurst, Queens

Earlier this month, a tragic avalanche on Mount Everest killed 16 Sherpas, who are hired to guide Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer, senior editor at Outside magazine, and Nick Heil, digital editorial director at Outside, explain how the complicated politics and economics at play basically led to the cancellation of the 2014 climbing season.