Mount Everest

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Sixty years ago last week, since Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first confirmed climbers to summit Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak.  Many than 3000 people have since repeated the feat…the numbers grow along with advances in mountaineering gear and forecasting technology…which make it easier than ever to reach the peak. Along with the unprecedented number of climbers comes the mounting problem of high altitude traffic jams. Jon Kelly wrote about Everest’s climber congestion for BBC news magazine, and he joins us with more.