Everest Time Line: 80 Years of Triumph and Tragedy

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1999: High Exposure
Climber Conrad Anker, a member of an American research expedition, discovers the body of George Mallory at 26,700 feet (8,138 meters) on the North Face. He finds no evidence that the Brit reached the summit.

2000: Super Sherpa
Babu Chiri Sherpa climbs from Base Camp to the summit in under 17 hours, a south-side speed-ascent record that still stands. A year later, Babu Chiri is killed in a crevasse fall near Camp II.

2001: Mountain Boarder
Marco Siffredi claims the first snowboard descent of the peak. He vanishes the next year, as he attempts to descend the Hornbein Couloir.

2002: Altitude Addict
Apa Sherpa surpasses his own record for most Everest summits. His current tally: 12 times on top.

2003: "Reality" on Everest
In April the Outdoor Life Network's Global Extremes will bring its finalist to Everest. Their quest: to reach the top on live TV—without getting voted off the mountain.

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