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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Body Found on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal -- The body of a Russian climber was found near the top of Mount Everest, an expedition member said Tuesday, but six others assaulting the world's highest peak were still missing and presumed dead.


The report came as several expeditions were beaten back from the 8847.7-meter summit by 200-kilometer-per-hour winds and heavy snow. One veteran mountaineer warned of the dangers those trying to conquer Everest face.


"The mountain has claimed far too many lives,'' said Todd Burleson, writing to an Internet site from his base camp on Everest. "Hopefully people are going to start heeding this warning: Everest is a very dangerous mountain ... and needs to be treated with tremendous respect.''