Nepal commemorates first Everest conquest

Preparations begin to mark 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay made history.

    In a few days it will be 60 years since Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tensing Norgay became the first people to stand on the top of Mount Everest.

    Thousands of climbers have since scaled the world's tallest mountain and every year more than 800 people set out to conquer it.

    However, only up to 600 succeed scaling the almost 9,000 metres-high mountain and more than 230 people have died on Everest since record keeping began 91 years ago.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from the Everest Trail as events begin to commemorate that first successful climb.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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