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The climbing season on the world's highest mountain has just ended. Every June, the jet stream begins battering the 29-thousand foot peak of Mount Everest. Now, the mystique and mortal danger of Everest have been well described, in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" and other books. So has the drive of the people who travel half-way around the world to risk their lives to reach its summit. For the Sherpas who guide them, though, Everest isn't meant to be conquered, but to be worshipped - and, maybe ironically, it's a place to make a lot of money. Diana Nyad sat down with one of the world's best-known Sherpas to get a different view of the world's most famous mountain.

Interview: Jambling Tenzing Norgay


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