Climbers abandon Everest Published: April 29, 2014

Khumbu Valley, Nepal -- Italian climber Claudio Tessarolo has been at Mount Everest base camp for the last 10 days, waiting to find out if his attempt to summit the world's highest peak can go ahead, CNN reports.

He says it's been 10 days of rumors -- 10 days of watching other expedition teams make the difficult decision to leave, one by one.

This morning, he and his team finally decided to pack up and follow them. "For once, the local people decided about Everest," he says.

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