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Photograph showing the human traffic on Everest this season, looking back from the summit.(AP)

How overcrowding near Everest summit is exposing climbers to grave risks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shail Desai
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Eleven people died trying to climb Everest this year, one of the worst seasons on the mountain. Why the drive to stand on top of the world is proving lethal.
Xia Boyu’s dream of summiting the Everest was nearly thwarted by the Nepal government, which last year banned double amputee and blind climbers from summiting its mountains.(AFP/File Photo)
Xia Boyu’s dream of summiting the Everest was nearly thwarted by the Nepal government, which last year banned double amputee and blind climbers from summiting its mountains.(AFP/File Photo)

Chinese double amputee summits Everest, four decades and five attempts after first bid

Agence France-Presse, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:13 PM IST
69-year-old Xia Boyu first attempted to summit Mount Everest in 1975, but was thwarted by bad weather. He became stuck near the top of the Everest and suffered severe frostbite, losing both his feet.
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