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05/23/2006 06:19 PM ID: 54483 Permalink   

Mount Everest Claims Three More Lives

 

According to a Yahoo News article, Mount Everest has claimed three more lives in separate expeditions. Three climbers from France, Russia & Brazil had all died from exhaustion on the way back down after reaching the summit in their expeditions.

Names of the dead climbers were not released, stated the Secretary-General of Tibet Mountaineering Association.
In the past week, with improved weather conditions, officials said that 42 climbers had reached the Nepalese side of the summit.

May is the best month to climb Everest due to better weather conditions. Everest was first conquered in May of 1953 and more than 1,400 climbers have reached the summit since and 180 have perished trying.

 
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way to make the news.
 
  by: bye     05/24/2006 10:22 AM     
  Hmm  
 
The british army is running an expedition up everest that you can watch on their website..google "The Territorial Army"..can't remember the address myself.

Anywho, what would happen if tragedy hit their expedition?
 
  by: Wakers   05/24/2006 01:44 PM     
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They would make the new here on shortnews.com...lol

In all seriousness, I hope the best for them.
 
  by: webm@ster     05/26/2006 10:45 PM     
 
 
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