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A Mountaineer Writes A Firsthand Report From The World's Melting Glaciers

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Rescuers carry a Sherpa injured by an avalanche that flattened parts of Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and took at least 17 lives at Everest Base Camp, including seven Sherpas. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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One-Third Of Everest Deaths Are Sherpa Climbers

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The cast and crew of Beyond the Edge re-enacted Sir Edmund Hillary's (Chad Moffitt) historic climb on site at Mount Everest, and at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand's Southern Alps. Mark Whetu/Sundance Selects hide caption

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