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Everest Tragedy Highlights Sherpa's Plight

For mountaineers, the allure of Everest is obvious: As the highest place on Earth, it’s an accomplishment unparalleled. For the Sherpas who live at the foot of the mountain, it is a holy place called Chomolunga — Mother God of the Earth.   It was first conquered in 1953 by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and local Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, and since then it has proven deadly for both.  There are more than 200 human bodies scattered along the mountainside, and another four...

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