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When the dream of summiting Everest becomes a nightmare

Clip: 05/28/2019 | 5m 13s

Mount Everest remains the ultimate achievement for many climbers, and the number of people attempting to conquer it continues to grow. May is a prime month for summit seekers. But at least 11 fatalities have already occurred on Everest this year, prompting questions about the volume and management of climbers. Amna Nawaz talks to Alan Arnette, a professional mountaineer and climbing coach.

Aired: 05/28/19

Rating: NR

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