Mount Everest ascent anniversary

New Zealand climber Lydia Bradey, third from left and Italian Reinhold Messner, the first climber to scale Everest without using bottled oxygen and the first person to climb all of the world's 14 highest peaks cut an Everest shaped cake at a function to mark the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest at the British Embassy, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Nepal celebrated the anniversary on Wednesday by honoring climbers who followed in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who reached the summit of Everest on May 29, 1953. Since then thousands of people have reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

May 29, 2013 3:21 pm  • 

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