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Monday, March 24, 2014

Nepal will try to ease congestion on Mount Everest

A parade of climbers navigates the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest. Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday.