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Afghan Climbers Reach Highest Mountain Peak

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has invited two Afghan climbers to celebrate their historic feat. The two men reached the country's highest mountain, something no Afghan has ever done. It took them four days to conquer Mount Noshaq braving glaciers, wind and thin air.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne in Kabul where President Karzai has invited two Afghan climbers to come celebrate their historic feat. The two men summited the country's highest mountain, something no Afghan has ever done. It took them four days to conquer Mount Noshaq braving glaciers, wind and thin air. They hope their feat will attract foreign climbers and boost the economy of this isolated part of the Hindu Kush they call home.

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