The triumph and tragedy that is Mount Everest
On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached Everest's summit
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The news has many times underlined the inherent dangers faced by mountaineers attempting to summit the world's highest peak, which can result in triumph or tragedy. Yet, the numerous accidents registered on Mount Everest don't scare the ones avid for the top.
Browse this gallery and be reminded of the highs and lows associated with this legendary Himalayan mountain.
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