(The Local) Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who with two team mates came under attack by a group of sherpas on Mount Everest, says he was afraid he would die.

Steck, Italian Simone Moro and Jonathan Griffith from Britain were proceeding to Camp 3 from Camp 2 on the west face on Saturday when the incident happened.

“It can get a bit heated on the mountain, but I’ve never experienced anything like this,” Steck told the Blick tabloid.

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