The AJ Poll: Should Everest Be Closed to Climbing this Year?

Last week, in the wake of Nepal's devastating earthquake, China closed the north side of the mountain to climbing, and all the teams assembled there began to return home. On the south side, however, where 17 people were killed in an avalanche caused by the quake, the mountain remains open to climbing, though all major href='http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/05/the-aj-poll-should-everest-be-closed-to-climbing-this-year/' - http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/05/the-aj-poll-should-everest-be-closed-to-climbing-this-year/ -