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Everest’s summer of the living dead

It is summit-chasing season again on Mount Everest. The once-pristine mountain is among the most lethal environments on Earth, but that has not diminished its popularity with climbers. Nepal’s department of tourism said it had issued a record 365 permits to climb the world’s tallest peak as of April 19. But it’s more like gloating: “I […]

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