The following story will move Saturday as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
NEPAL-EVEREST-THE BODIES – After five people died climbing Everest, dozens of Sherpa guides expert climbers have spent more than a week trying to bring their bodies down. They’re racing against time, with oncoming storms and monsoon rains expected to make the already-hostile slopes impassable. The job is so dangerous that many bodies are simply left on the mountain. But for family and friends, the return of loved ones offers some closure. By Binaj Gurubacharya and Tim Sullivan. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 3 a.m. EDT, photos.