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Oldest Climber Rescued From Everest

Yuichiro Miura safely back in Nepal via helicopter after bout with bad weather

(Newser) - The oldest climber to ever scale Mount Everest has made it off the mountain with his record—and his hide—intact. Bad weather, including poor visibility, had scotched Yuichiro Miura's attempt yesterday to leave the mountain, but a brief improvement today allowed a helicopter to swoop in and pick... More »

Everest Tourist Plane Crashes, 19 Dead

Buddha Air plane was carrying 2 Americans

(Newser) - A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal today, killing all 19 people on board, including 13 foreigners. Ten Indians, two Americans, and one Japanese citizen were among the victims, Tourism Secretary Ganeshraj Joshi said. The turboprop plane belonging to Buddha Air was... More »

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