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Climbers Crowd Mount Everest Despite Deadly Week

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Several climbers are heading for Mount Everest’s summit, despite concerns of overcrowding after four deaths last week. Many are trying to take advantage of what is seen as the last weekend of good weather to reach the 8,850 meter summit. Officials in Nepal say at least 50 climbers reached the top of the world’s highest […]

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Nepal to Measure Mount Everest Amid Height Dispute

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal has announced it will conduct a new measurement of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, which straddles the border between Nepal and China. A spokesman for Nepal’s land reforms ministry told reporters Wednesday that the government has decided to use global-positioning satellites to help calculate the mountain’s height, which has been disputed in recent […]

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