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Everest: Mountain of Trouble?

Five years after the Everest tragedies chronicled in Jon Krakauer's best-seller Into Thin Air, the world's highest peak has become even more of a circus. As veteran climber and author David Roberts reports in the September/October 2001 issue's "Losing It on Everest" (read excerpt), paragliders launch from its summit, climbers steal from one another, and hypoxic veterans push on to their deaths.
 

Which leads us to ask:
Has the spirit of Everest been lost?

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