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Rescue crews search for bodies in Mount Everest avalanche

Fox News - 18 Apr 2014
KATMANDU, Nepal – Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's ...
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How to measure a mountain: Everest height called into question

CNN - 21 Jun 2017
In 1856, Everest's height was first calculated to be 8,840 meters (29,002 feet) above sea level by a team led by British surveyor Sir George Everest, the man whom the mountain was named after. Later, in 1955, the figure was adjusted by eight meters to ...
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The Man Who Ran Up Mount Everest — Twice!

New Hampshire Public Radio - 21 Jun 2017
A few years back, Jornet set off to climb the world's highest peaks in each continent in record time, culminating in Mt. Everest, with as little equipment as possible. He called the series Summits of My Life, and his feats have been well-documented in ...
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When Mt. Everest's base camp is enough - 16 Jun 2017
Climbing Mt. Everest may seem like something you'd never do — and you probably won't. But what about getting to Everest base camp? That seems more accessible, and just as exciting and Instagram-worthy. All you have to do is hike along narrow paths ...
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Nepal launches bid to measure actual height of Mt. Everest - 19 Jun 2017
The Department of Survey has begun it own measurement of Mt. Everest to ascertain the actual height of the world's tallest peak. According to the first scientific measurement conducted in 1856, the height of Everest is 8,848 meters. The new study will ...
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Singaporean, 26, to scale Mount Everest via Tibetan route

The Straits Times - 20 Jun 2017
SINGAPORE - His maiden attempt at conquering Mount Everest in May was foiled by a sudden onset of hypothermia just 200m from the summit. But mountaineer Jeremy Tong, 26, who returned to Singapore earlier this month (June) with team-mates Nur ...
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Indian woman Anshu Jamsenpa sets Mount Everest summit record

ABC News - 29 May 2017
For most climbers, scaling Mount Everest just once is the achievement of a lifetime. Anshu Jamsenpa, a 38-year-old mother of two from India, did it twice in less than a week. She summited Everest twice in five days, making her the women's record holder ...
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Former Central Alberta politician scales Mt. Everest

Lacombe Express - 22 Jun 2017
John Oldring, a former Red Deer City councillor and Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA, recently accomplished one of the great feats of mankind when he summited Mt. Everest. He simultaneously became the oldest Canadian to accomplish the climb at ...
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Ricoh Executive Makes Incredible Journey to the Peak of Mt. Everest

Printing Impressions - 05 Jun 2017
Most people only dream of climbing to the top of the highest mountain peaks in the world, but Vriesendorp has now completed his goal of climbing the Seven Summits, culminating with the tallest of the seven — Mt. Everest on May 21, 2017. Vriesendorp ...
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Would you want to die for Mt. Everest?

Greenfield Daily Reporter - 17 Jun 2017
Mt. Everest has become a recent danger zone because there are too many climbers wanting to ascend its slopes and peaks. The lines of people up the mountain are like a giant snake stretched out and linked close together, like an amusement park ride ...
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Mount Everest rescue team attempts to retrieve body of climber

The Guardian - 24 May 2017
Nepalese climbers are preparing for a risky mission to retrieve the body of an Indian national who died on Mount Everest at the weekend, as another rescue team discovered four more bodies on the mountain. Ravi Kumar, who was 27, reached Everest's ...
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China 'Closes' Mount Everest, Fall Season Cancelled

GearJunkie - 08 Jun 2017
The government of China controls permits and infrastructure on the north side of Mount Everest. This week China announced it will close the mountain because it “witnessed a series of problems including an illegal north-south traverse by a Polish climber.”.
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Mystery surrounds report of dead climbers on Mount Everest

New York Post - 25 May 2017
Officials said Wednesday that a team of Sherpa rescuers had found the four bodies inside a tent at the South Col Camp. Tourism Department official Durga Dutta Dhakal said some 30 climbers had already scaled Everest on Thursday and none of them ...

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