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COURTESY OF CHAD KELLOGG
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seattle climber aims to set speed record on Everest, and honor fallen wife

Climbers head toward Camp 2 up the Western Cwm (pronounced coom, the Welsh word for a bowl-shaped valley). The peak of Everest is on the left and Lhotse (the world's fourth-highest peak) is in the center.