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The hood on, goggles covering his eyes and the respirator the rest of his face. Not an inch of his body is visible, but everyone who sees the photo knows who he is. In the image, the man raises the ice ax on whose mast the flags of England, Nepal, United Nations and India, while leaning under a pinnacle of snow above which there is only an almost black sky of pure blue that is.
The place is also well known: the highest point on Earth. The
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