This picture taken on April 24, 2018, shows climbers at Everest Base Camp practicing their techniques on the Khumbu glacier before trying to summit Everest, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu. / AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA /
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An Australian climber reached the top of Mount Everest Monday, becoming the fastest person to summit the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents.Steve Plain conquered Everest 117 days after he reached the peak of Mount Vinson -- the highest mountain in Antarctica -- breaking the previous seven-summit speed record by nine days.In one version Australia's Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 meters) makes the list, while the other list defines the Carstensz Pyramid -- a much harder 4,884 meter climb in Indonesia -- as the highest peak of the Australian continent.
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