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Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary´s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness. Besides being one of the first men to reach the top of the world, Lowe also participated in the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1957-58. He also made notable expeditions to Greenland and Ethiopia. Lowe and Hillary...


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