“Incompetent climbers” drive Everest death toll, top mountaineer says

Nick Hollis takes a selfie during his ascent of the south side of Everest in Nepal, in this undated photo obtained by Reuters June 6, 2019. Nick Hollis/via REUTERS

MAIDENHEAD, England (Reuters) – Stepping over long-dead bodies of frozen climbers as he sought to reach the summit of Everest was something for which Nick Hollis was mentally prepared. But even this seasoned mountaineer could not have imagined there would be so many fresh ones. The 45-year-old British climber has just conquered Everest and completed […]

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