Security on Mount Everest to be strengthened following high altitude fight

21 Feb, 2014

The Nepal government has taken steps to increase security on Mount Everest following a high profile high altitude brawl on Mount Everest last year between a group of Sherpas and European climbers.
The BBC quoting a senior government official states the increased security is a result of more crowds on Everest:
An office staffed by army and police will open in April at Everest base camp as the climbing season gets under way.
Nepali tourism ministry official Dipendra Poudel told BBC Nepali's Surendra Phuyal that the security team of nine would comprise three officers each from Nepal's army, police and armed police force.

He added that they would be assisted by officials from the tourism ministry.

The website indicates that more than security is at stake:

Another important attribution of the security office will be to help climbers in distress, if dangerous situations will occur.