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Nepalese Sherpa equals world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time
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Nepalese Sherpa equals world record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time

A 47-year-old Nepalese Sherpa on Saturday scripted history by becoming the third climber to scale Mount Everest for a record 21 times.

Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to summit Mt Everest, on her epic journey
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Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to summit Mt Everest, on her epic journey

When Cathy O'Dowd answered a newspaper ad in November 1995, little did she know that six months later, she would be standing atop Mt Everest — in the midst of one of its worst disasters

Images: When Hillary and Norgay conquered Mount Everest 60 years ago
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Images: When Hillary and Norgay conquered Mount Everest 60 years ago

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scaled Mt Everest alongside, thus becoming the first two men to scale the world’s highest peak.

What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas
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What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas

Tenzing Norgay set the motion that would change the fortunes of the sherpa community after he scaled Mt Everest with Edmund Hillary.