Celebrations are taking place in Nepal to mark the 60th anniversary of the first conquest of the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit.
Every climbing season, Hawley would drive to mountaineers' hotels in Kathmandu to grill them before and after their expeditions, earning her the moniker "the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world."
New safety measures in Nepal will ban solo climbers and people with some disabilities from scaling the country's mountains. More than 290 people have died attempting to scale Everest, the world's highest mountain.
Nepalese Sherpa workers are fixing the final route to the summit of Mount Everest and the first climb of the season could be days away.
At least three climbers died on Mt. Everest over the weekend, bringing the month's toll to five, while another is missing. Hundreds are still waiting to scale the summit before the short spring climbing season ends.
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