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Climbers Near Everest Summit for First Time in 3 Years

Climbers on Mount Everest are on the brink of the first attempts in three years to make the final ascent to the world's tallest peak, after fatal avalanches cut short the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Teams at forward camps are looking for a weather "window" to open in the next few days, clearing the way to the 8,850 meter (29,035 foot summit) along the Southeast Ridge first climbed by New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The southern route,...

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