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AP 2023-05-26
Climbers to celebrate Mount Everest 70th anniversary amid melting glaciers, rising temperatures

Nepal is celebrating the 70 years since Mount Everest was successfully scaled for the first time. Thousands of people have set out to reach the peak, but the climbing conditions have changed. On the world's tallest mountain, the glaciers and snow are melting, the temperature is rising and weather is getting harsh and unpredictable. The deteriorating conditions are raising concerns for the mountaineering community and the people whose livelihood depend on the flow of visitors. The Sherpa community, who grew up on the foothills of the once snow-covered mountain, worship Everest as the mother of the world. Recent research has found that Mount Everest’s glaciers have lost 2,000 years of ice in just the past 30 years.