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“Of all the post-Second World War British mountaineers,” Sir Chris Bonington told Rock and Ice, “Doug Scott was undoubtedly outstanding and joins the rich pantheon of international pioneering climbers from around the world.”
When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake an its resulting avalanche sweeps away much of Base Camp on Mount Everest, world-renowned mountain-climbing guide Dave Hahn of Taos, New Mexico; Sherpa sirdar Chhering Dorjee; assistant guide JJ Justman; and their five clients find themselves stranded at Camp 1, at the elevation of 20,000 feet. With their route down the mountain now obstructed by unpassable crevasses, Hahn and his team face a risky helicopter evacuation.
Hari Budha Magar is a record-breaking mountaineer and adventurer. He is the first ever double above-knee amputee (DAK) to summit a mountain over 6,000m.
Calculations on the new height measurement won't be finished for a couple months, but who knows, Everest could get a bit bigger (or smaller!).
“I think everyone is in trouble because they don't have clients,” Pasang Rinzee Sherpa, a three-time Everest summiter and freelance mountain guide said.