An iconic feature Hillary Step of Mount Everest has collapsed

Mount Everest climbers are reporting that the Hillary Step, a chunk of rock just below the mountain’s summit, is gone. Named after Edmund Hillary, who made the first successful ascent of Everest in 1953 with Tenzing Norgay, the vertical outcrop was considered the last great hurdle for mountaineers to get over before stepping foot on…

via An iconic feature near the top of Mount Everest has collapsed — Quartz

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