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Mountain Climbing / Mt. Everest / Helicopter Crash #729422

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 2003
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(London: Mark Phillips) The big business of climbing Mt. Everest in Nepal featured; details given about the gathering of climbers who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first climb by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay††; scenes shown of the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into the mountain and of people climbing. [HILLARY – says he doesn’t consider sitting around in a big base camp & knocking back cans of beer to be mountaineering.] [Everest climb organizer, “Jagged Globe” Steve BELL†- says it’s the accessibility that makes people think they can do it.] [Mountaineer Stephen VENABLES†- says timing is critical in climbing.]

Smith, Harry;
Phillips, Mark

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