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(Studio: Jeff Glor) The deadliest disaster ever on Mt. Everest with a massive avalanche introduced; map shown.
(London: Clarissa Ward) The avalanche reviewed; scenes shown of the Popcorn Field area on Everest; details given about the role of the Sherpas. [Voice of Everest guide Ben JONES- recounts what he saw.]
(Studio: Jeff Glor) British climber George Mallory’s famous response to why he wanted to climb Everest noted.
(Washington: Chip Reid) The historic climb by Jim Whittaker, the first American to reach the summit, reviewed; details given about the increasing crowds of climbers and Sherpas who make the attempt each year; the rise in the percentage who reach the summit cited. [WHITTAKER – recalls the harsh conditions and how he felt reaching the top.] [Mountaineer Conrad ANKER- notes climbing Everest is a commercial business.]
- Glor, Jeff;
- Ward, Clarissa;
- Reid, Chip
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