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Thread: Hillary step no longer there?

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    Default Hillary step no longer there?

    Could this be true? The famous Hillary Step, the true climbing section on the way to conquering Everest, made extremely difficult by the altitude of over 8000m, has either collapsed as a result of the 2015 earthquake or is completely covered in snow. The truth is not yet known...
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11695931
    yakshaver

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    Default Re: Hillary step no longer there?

    Alternatively, it may simply be that there is a lot more snow than in the past (it has been 2 years since climbers have been up there (on the Nepalese side)

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    Default Re: Hillary step no longer there?

    Yes, this could be the case.
    yakshaver

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