DEATH STORM ON EVEREST

A MOUNTAIN THAT BEGAN TO LOOK EASY KILLS EIGHT

Seaborn Beck Weathers thought his chances of success were good. Mount Everest is a tough climb, to be sure, but not the monster it once was. Weathers, 50, a wealthy pathologist from Dallas, is not a professional mountaineer. But he was in the best shape of his life. He had clothing designed to protect him to 80 degrees below zero. And he had paid $60,000 to Rob Hall--a renowned New Zealand climber and guide who had seen 39 people like Weathers to the top of the world in the past four years. "Rob felt we all had a very good chance...

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