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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

By Shail Desai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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After first unsuccessful attempt on May 12, Sheetal Raj (looking into camera) scaled the 8,586-metre summit on May 21 at the age of 22.(HT Photo)
After first unsuccessful attempt on May 12, Sheetal Raj (looking into camera) scaled the 8,586-metre summit on May 21 at the age of 22.(HT Photo)

Pithoragarh’s Sheetal youngest woman to scale Kanchenjunga

By Nitika Kakkar | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 10:15 PM IST
Born in a small village of Pithoragarh, she fell in love with the mountains at an early age. At the age of 22, Sheetal Raj has become the youngest woman to scale Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world
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