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Looking Back on Everest: Jim Whittaker 50 years hence

Perhaps you know of this man: Jim Wittaker, the first American to climb Mt. Everest. That American expedition took place nearly 50 years ago in 1963. Whittaker and his sherpa, ┬áNawang Gombu, were the seventh and eighth ever to climb … Continue reading

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Four People Die on Mt. Everest

Four climbers said to be old chums died on Mt. Everest this past weekend. Reports so far are that all four died from altitude sickness. The climbers come from Germany, South Korea, Canada and China, Discovery News reports today. The … Continue reading

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