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Nepal Opens Everest for First Time Since Quakes

Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, the first time since a deadly earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed 18 climbers earlier this year. Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki will be the first person to make a solo attempt at reaching the 8,850-meter summit. It will be his fifth attempt at climbing Everest. His four previous bids were unsuccessful. His last, in 2012, ended him with losing 9 fingers to frostbite. His climb will take place in the autumn...

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