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Mount Everest, 29,029 feet, is the world’s highest mountain.
In 1953, New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit. Mount Everest has claimed the lives of 133 mountain climbers, including eight who died in the 1996 Everest disaster documented in Jon Krakauer’s book “Into Thin Air.”
The oldest person to climb Mount Everest was Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal, who summited at the age of 76 years and 340 days.

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