The extraordinary cost of retrieving dead bodies from Mount Everest

May 27, 2016 8:17 AM

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Five people have died attempting to climb Mount Everest this month, and one is missing.

One, 36-year-old Dutch climber Eric Arnold, reached the mountain’s summit after four previous attempts but died during his descent last Friday. On Thursday, his body was taken from the mountain by helicopter and brought to a hospital in Kathmandu. The body of 34-year-old Australian climber Maria Str...

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