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Mount Everest summit success rates double, death rate stays the same over last 30 years

Mount Everest summit success rates double, death rate stays the same over last 30 years

A new study finds that the success rate of summiting Mount Everest has doubled in the last three decades, even though the number of climbers has greatly increased, crowding the narrow route through the dangerous ‘death zone’ near the summit. However, the death rate for climbers has hovered unchanged at around 1% since 1990.

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Source: ScienceDaily