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Everest climbers smash records amid deadly bottlenecks

In this May 22, 2019, file photo, a long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest just below camp four, in Nepal. Seasoned mountaineers say the Nepal government's failure to limit the number of climbers on Mount Everest has resulted in dangerous overcrowding and a greater number of deaths. (AP Photo/Rizza Alee, File)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 19, 2019, on page 11.

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