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Everest 2011: Training for the Khumbu Icefall (Photos)

 
Sara practicing on a Khumbu ladder

Text by Dave Hahn, a guide for RMI Expeditions and First Ascent. In May 2010 Hahn reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 12th time, the most of any a non-Sherpa climber. This time, he is leading a Bill McGahan and his 16-year-old daughter, Sara, on a bid for the summit. Follow the team's Everest expedition in dispatches here.

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Dispatch 7: Training for the Khumbu Icefall


Bill concentrating

 
Sara going vertical


Bill on the up ladder practice