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A great video climbing Mt. Everest!#

Take this extraordinary journey with me:

This is undoubtedly the closest any of us will ever get to the top of Mt. Everest. KEEP AN EYE ON THE ELEVATION, LEFT SIDE OF YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN, AND THEN MOVE THE MOUSE WHEN YOU GET TO THE TOP TO SEE A PANORAMIC VIEW...it’s almost like being there...and there's a 360 degree view from the top!


The video also mentions the terrible tragedy that happened Friday, April 18, 2014:

12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak.

The men were among a large party of Sherpas carrying tents, food and ropes who headed out in bright sunshine in an early morning expedition ahead of the main climbing season starting late in April.

The avalanche occurred in the early morning at an altitude of about 5,800 metres on the route into the treacherous Khumbu icefall.

That tragedy is immortalised in the best-selling book "Into Thin Air" written by US mountaineering journalist Jon Krakauer.