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Sixty Years Ago Today Was The First Summit of Mt. Everest

Doris Yee

Today is Everest Day. Almost 60 years to the day after Mt. Everest was first conquered, it has been conquered again, this time not by a team of climbers, but by a single stuntman who jumped from her north face and glided all the way to a world record. Russian daredevil Valery Rozov, 48, jumped off Mt. Everest’s north face Tuesday from a height of 7,220 meters - two years of preparation. Video by Reuters.

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