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The Truth About Why People Keep Dying On Mt. Everest

01/09/2020 07:03 AM | Click to read full article

Conquering Mount Everest was once the holy grail of mountaineering. And it still is. Not everyone who tries the climb makes it home, but why?

Mount Everest is more than 29,000 feet tall, which might make you think most climbers die by falling. But that's only the second most common cause. More people die on the way down than on the way up.

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