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Older Climbers Face Uphill Battle on Mount Everest

August 14, 2007

summit of Mount Everest While some claim that 60 is the new 40, new research shows that 60-year-olds cannot keep up with 40-year-olds on Mount Everest, and suffer a sharply higher chance of dying if they do reach the summit. Full Story

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