Australian breaks world record with Everest summit

phys.org | 5/14/2018 | Staff
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Steve Plain summited Everest in the early hours of Monday, 117 days after he reached the peak of Mount Vinson—the highest mountain in Antarctica—breaking the previous speed record for the seven summits by nine days.

An Australian climber reached the top of Mount Everest Monday, becoming the fastest person to summit the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents.

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Steve Plain conquered Everest 117 days after he reached the peak of Mount Vinson—the highest mountain in Antarctica—breaking the previous seven-summit speed record by nine days.

"Steve reached the summit this morning with Jon Gupta and Pemba Sherpa," Iswari Paudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal, which organised logistics for Plain's Everest ascent, told AFP.

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Plain's GPS tracker also showed he had stood atop the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain.

The Australian began his quest to break the record just four years after a swimming accident left him with a broken back.

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He and two team-mates left the last camp before the Everest summit late Sunday to make their final ascent.

"We are now resting at camp 4, for a few hours at least. Our plan is to set off this evening aiming to reach the top early tomorrow morning. Time...
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