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Mount Everest

Mar 4, 2014 — Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or lose a $4,000 deposit.
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Aug 2, 2013 — The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.
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May 29, 2013 — An 81-year-old climber trying to regain his title has turned back; a Russian extreme sports star has BASE jumped from nearly 24,000 feet; the BBC recounts how word reached the world in 1953 of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic feat; and more.
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May 23, 2013 — A Japanese mountaineer has become the oldest person to conquer Mount Everest, as Yuichiro Miura, 80, reached the peak Thursday morning. The feat marks Miura's third time atop Mount Everest. As in 2008, Miura's accomplishment is in danger of being surpassed by rival climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81.
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Apr 29, 2013 — An argument between three climbers and Sherpa guides on Mount Everest reportedly devolved into a fistfight on the mountain, close to Camp III, at 24,500 feet. The Nepali Times calls it "the highest brawl in world history," as well as evidence of a culture clash.
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May 19, 2012 — Tamae Watanabe, 73, reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain this morning. The last time she was crowned the oldest woman to climb Everest was 10 years ago.
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Aug 8, 2010 — Using barometric pressure readings, Kent Moore found evidence that a major storm rolled in on the day George Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted to summit. He says it's likely the drop in air pressure would have led to hypoxic shock.
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May 12, 2008 — Mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears joins us to retell the story of the 1996 tragedy on Mount Everest.
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Apr 29, 2008 — The Olympic torch relay makes it complicated for climbers hoping to ascent Mount Everest.
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