File photo of mountaineers climbing past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. Photo: AFP
File photo of mountaineers climbing past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. Photo: AFP
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As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest ‘trophy hunters’

Inexperienced climbers lured by cut-price expeditions and the status reaching the summit brings should think twice before heading to the mountain, long-time guides say

File photo of mountaineers climbing past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. Photo: AFP
File photo of mountaineers climbing past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. Photo: AFP
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