I was saddened to read of the many deaths in the last few days with overcrowding on Mt Everest.
An easy way to stop this would be to remove all the ladders and ropes and let people climb it like Ed Hillary did. Trouble is, no money then for the Nepalese Government. At $11,000 a head it's easy money.

Alf Hoyle
Lynmore

Where did we go wrong?

We Kiwis have been guilty of worshipping our country. New Zealand has been our idol, our God, our cherished talisman that keeps us safe.

However, the recent shootings have destroyed it,

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