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Race to climb Everest stirs tension

Too many climbers trying to follow in footsteps of Hillary and Norgay, 60 years after they scaled world's highest peak.

Last Modified: 28 May 2013 18:01
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It is almost 60 years since humankind accomplished what many thought impossible. New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953.

Since then many have followed in their footsteps. But the increasing number of climbers is leading to tension on the mountain, and even fatalities.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Everest.

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