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help climbers, some of whom were not ex­pe­ri­enced moun­taineers.

Hall’s wife, Jan Arnold, is played by Keira Knight­ley. Arnold, a Nel­son-based doc­tor, still climbs and last year, com­pleted her goal of sum­mit­ing the seven high­est peaks on seven con­ti­nents.

Eight peo­ple suc­cumbed to the el­e­ments on the 1996 ex­pe­di­tion, mak­ing it the worst Ever­est dis­as­ter at the time un­til last year’s Khumbu ice fall dis­as­ter that killed 16 Nepalese guides – in­clud­ing three sher­pas hired by Adventure Con­sul­tants – and last month’s earth­quaketrig­gered avalanche at Base Camp that killed 18 peo­ple.

Thou­sands more are feared dead in Nepal af­ter the 7.8-mag­ni­tude quake and the United Na­tions es­ti­mates 8 mil­lion peo­ple have been af­fected by the dis­as­ter.

Mt Ever­est

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