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In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, vehicles and tents are seen at the base camp at the foot of the peak of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region. China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world's highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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People perform yoga asanas ahead of International Yoga day, in Thyangboche, Nepal. The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organised a yoga event to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga at Nepal's Thyangboche -- the gateway to Mount Everest.

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In this photo made on May 22, 2019, a long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest. About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week most while descending from the congested summit during only a few windows of good weather each May.

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Indian climber Ameesha Chauhan who survived dangerous overcrowding on Mount Everest gets treatment at a hospital after she was rescued in Kathmandu. Seasoned mountaineers say the Nepal government’s failure to limit the number of climbers on Mount Everest has resulted in dangerous overcrowding and a greater number of deaths.

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In this file photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, waves as he arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

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53-year-old Sangeeta Sindhi Bahl addresses a press conference, on her achievement for being the oldest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest on May 19, in Jammu.

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The Border Security Force ( BSF ) team has successfully completed Everest Expedition under the leadership of Love Raj (Assistant Commandant) upon their arrival at Airport in New Delhi. A total of 15 members reached the summit. This is love Raj's 7th summit as a part of Clean Ganga Clean Glacier Campain they brought back 700 kgs of garbage from the higher camps of Everest.

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Noida-based mountaineer Arjun Vajpai poses for photos after summitting Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

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A Nepalese runs with his national flag during a marathon to mark the first conquest of Mount Everest, at Lobuche, near Everest base camp, Nepal. Nepal's mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Everest and a successful climbing season in which hundreds of climbers scaled the world's highest peak. Monday was the 64th anniversary of the first successful climb of Everest by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay.

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For Hillary and Tenzing, climbing Mt Everest was a feat; for Mallory it was an obs­ession. For Arunachal’s Anshu Jam­senpa, her fourth climb was done just to test herself. This is her top-of-the-world moment.

Relatives of Indian Everest climber Subhash Paul burst into tears after his dead body arrives at his house in Bankura district of West Bengal.

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A German woman mountaineer with fractured leg following the recent massive earthquake, being taken for boarding an IAF helicopter at Lukla for treatment at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

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Sherpa guides and porters stand at Everest Base Camp, in Nepal.

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A Nepalese Sherpa guide tries to make a phone call at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

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A chopper delivers supplies for trekkers at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

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For Pakistan Samina Baig on Mt Everest. She now has Mt Elbrus, Russia, on her sights.

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Ice, Ice Poorna and Anand on their visit to New Delhi

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Ice Queen Poorna poses during her summit attempt on Mt Everest

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with the 13 year old girl from Andhra pradesh Poorna, who became the youngest girl to climb the Mount Everest and Master Anand Kumar during their meeting at his residence in New Delhi

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In this file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday, April 18, 2014, along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least twelve Nepalese guides and leaving ten more missing, officials said.

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BJP President Rajnath Singh greets Arunima Sinha, first Indian amputee to conquer Mt Everest, during a meeting at his residence in New Delhi.

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Twin sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik present a bouquet to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during a meeting in New Delhi. The twin sisters recently scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.

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Arunima Sinha, first Indian amputee to conquer Mt, Everest, gestures during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Mexican climber David Liano Gonzalez poses with his Guinness World Record certificate that recognized him as the first person to scale Mount Everest from both the north and south sides in the same climbing season at a ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal. Gonzalez scaled the 8,850-meter mountain from Nepal on May 11 and again from the Tibetan side of the peak on May 19.

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In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken at sunrise on Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Nepal celebrated the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest, by honoring climbers who followed in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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At the foot of the Everest icefall at 5,500m.

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Crowds welcome the expedition’s climbers as they return to Kathmandu.

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Thyangboche Monastery where Peter Jackson camped.

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Villagers gather to listen to Peter Jackson’s radio.

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Thyangboche monks in a traditional dance for the successful British expedition.

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A comfortable ‘office’ facing Mount Everest was provided by Tsangyi Lama at the Thyangboche Monastery.

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Crossing a mountain stream on a ‘bridge’ of tree branches.

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Peter Jackson with baggage ready to leave Delhi to trek to Everest.

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Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary share smiles after their successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest.

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Arunima Sinha, center, is garlanded as she arrives at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal. Arunima became India’s first amputee woman to conquer Mount Everest on a prosthetic leg.

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Arunima Sinha, right, wave to members of press upon arrival at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal. Arunima became India’s first amputee woman to conquer Mount Everest on a prosthetic leg.

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In this photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura rests as he goes through the South Col pass to a camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. Miura became the world's oldest person to climb the world's highest peak.

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File Photo: Former national level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who had lost a leg after being thrown off a moving train created history by becoming the first amputee to scale Mount Everest.

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File Photo- Tashi and Nancy Malik, 21, twins from Dehradun. The sisters have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest together.

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GeorgGe Lowe, 89, last surviving member of the Hillary team in Mt Everest ascent of 1953. The Kiwi was at final camp 1,000 ft below, helped in descent. Made docu, The Conquest of Everest.

President Pranab Mukherjee flags off the first ever 'North East Expedition to Mt. Everest' at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee flagging off the Seventh West Bengal Civilian Expedition to Mt Everest organised by the South Calcutta Mountain Lovers Association at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Premlata Agrawal, the oldest woman in India to have climbed Mt. Everest, has conquered Mt. Vinson in Antarctica in her pursuit to complete the 'Mountaineering Challenge' of climbing the 'Seven Summits'.

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An alternative view of that most majestic thing, Mt Everest

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Kame Sherpa, center, waves to media persons upon his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. The Nepalese Sherpa successfully scaled the Mt. Everest three times in eight days in May, according to reports.

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Young Mount Everest summiteer Nima Chemji Sherpa, 16, right, is welcomed by a relative upon her arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Nima Chemji Sherpa, who claims to be the youngest female climber to ever reach the top of the world's highest mountain on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Her claim has to be verified by the Nepal government.

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Nepalese police officers check a coffin containing the body of one of the eight Indians from Tamil Nadu who got killed in Sunday’s September 25 plane crash is taken out to be flown back home at the Teaching hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal, killing all 19 people on board, including 13 foreigners. Ten Indians, two Americans and one Japanese were among the victims.

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File photo of Anshu Jamsenpa scaling the Mt Everest. She became the second woman from Arunachal Pradesh to summit the peak.

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Jordan Romero, the 13-year-old American, the youngest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, gestures as he speaks to reporters in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Jordan Romero, center, the 13-year-old American who on Saturday became the youngest to reach climb the Mount Everest, poses for photographs with father Paul Romero, second right, and fellow mountaineer Karen Lundgren, right, as they cross the border from China to arrive in Nepal's border town Tatopani, about 70 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal,

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Jordan Romero (center) the 13-year-old American who became the youngest climber to summit Mount Everest, crosses the border from China with Karen Lundgren, a fellow mountaineer, to arrive in Nepal's border town Tatopani, about 70 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu.

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Buddhist prayer flags flutter in wind blowing towards the snow capped peaks of Mount Everest, center, and Lhotse, right, near Tengboche village in Nepal, Wednesday, May 14, 2003. A team of 12 mountaineers from Indian Army, Royal Nepalese Army and Nepalese sherpas scaled Lhotse Tuesday setting a new record for highest number of mountaineers to scale the technically difficult peak in a single day.

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Medical officer Lt. Col. S. Upadhyay exhalts as the news of first member mountaineer to reach the summit is received by Team Deputy Leader Maj. Chandrashekhar Manda at the Indian Army Camp at Everest Base camp, Nepal, Thursday, May 22, 2003. Havaldar Jagat Singh and Subedar C. Angchuk became the first mountaineers to reach Mt. Everest from the south side in the 50th anniversary year of the first climb by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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Participants in the Everest Marathon line up for the start off from Everest base camp, Nepal, Monday, May 19, 2003. The marathon was part of events in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's climb to the summit of the world's highest peak.

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Havaldar Jagat Singh is pictured on his return to Everest Base camp, Nepal. Singh became one of the first mountaineers to reach the summit of Mt. Everest from the south side in the 50th anniversary year of the first climb by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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Thursday May 8, 2008
In this image made from television released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese climbers, carrying the Olympic flame, spurt to the top of Mount Everest at the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

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A participant runs at an altitude of 4500m during the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2007, the world's highest altitude marathon in Solukhumbu, Nepal. The yearly marathon commemorates the historical ascent on Mount Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.

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