Discovery Channel cancels Mount Everest jump after avalanche kills 13

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The Discovery Channel has decided to cancel a planned jump from Mount Everest after an avalanche on Friday killed 13 Sherpa guides.

“In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mount Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community,” the network said in a statement.


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The May 11 event was scheduled to follow a jump from climber Joby Ogwyn, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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