New York's Sherpas on life after Everest
30 April 2014 Last updated at 00:57 BST
After an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas on Mount Everest on 18 April, the Sherpa community in New York gathered at a local church to pay their respects.
It's the largest Sherpa community outside Nepal, and many were directly impacted by the disaster - including Pasang Sherpa, now a taxi driver, whose brother was killed.
He tells the BBC why he quit climbing in the Himalayas and moved to New York City.
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