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Daemon
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Deadliest Day on Everest

An avalanche along the most popular route up Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali mountain guides on Friday. Several other climbers were still missing in the hours following the event. Prior to this avalanche, the deadliest day on Everest was May 11, 1996, when eight people lost their lives in a storm. In all, 15 people died attempting to summit the mountain that year, making it the deadliest year in Everest's history. It is still early in Everest's peak climbing season, meaning this year could well surpass that unfortunate record. More...
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Sherpa Guides 'Backbone' of Mount Everest Expeditions
Nepal's Sherpa guides know what it's like to be on top of the world.

For more than six decades, the Sherpas have been the unsung heroes of Mount Everest climbing expeditions and have helped thousands of climbers scale the world's highest peak.

These elite mountaineers, who also carry heavy loads, have guided adventurers through the treacherous terrain that challenges even the most experienced climbers. Their unmatched skill has made high-altitude tourism a pillar of Nepal's economy.

A 1976 study from the National Institutes of Health found that after living in the high-altitude region, Sherpas had undergone genetic adaptations that allowed them to better tolerate being in high altitudes with low oxygen.

see mores.....http://abcnews.go.com/International/sherpa-guides-backbone-mount-everest-expeditions/story?id=23377018
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