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Mt. Everest / Avalanche #1115687

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2014
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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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