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An aerial view shows Mount Everest, also known as the Sagarmatha, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Adeel Halim.

Every year, some 1,200 people make a mad dash for the summit of Mount Everest during the climbing season that begins in May – taking on the arduous, often congested route to the world’s highest peak that most will not complete and some will not survive.

Working against them: temperatures far below zero, altitude sickness with effects that range from disorientation to death, and the ever-present threat of frostbite. More than 200 corpses of ill-fated climbers line the mountain’s slopes, a constant reminder of those climbers’ fatal missteps.  Read more at SFGATE.


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