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A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world's highest mountain.
Four bodies have been retrieved from Everest and some 10 tonnes of garbage plucked from the mountain at the end of this year's climbing season.
Only last week Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa set a new record by climbing Everest a 23rd time. On Tuesday for good measure he did it again.
A high-risk expedition to retrieve bodies from Mount Everest has led some to question if the risk is acceptable.
A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal.
Rescuers searching for two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest say there is little hope of finding the pair alive.
Former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja remains on target to conquer the world's 14 highest mountains in a record-breaking seven months.
A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported.
As the numbers heading up Everest have boomed, many are questioning whether summits need to be validated more scientifically.
A South African caught attempting to climb Mount Everest without a permit says he couldn't afford the fee, but had always planned to turn himself in.
Ford's locally-built Everest SUV now compromises eight models, a smaller diesel engine and the availability of a manual gearbox option.
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