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05/05/08 - Mt. Everest

Runners Having Tough Time Getting Olympic Torch Up Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest Mt. Everest

Climbers on the Chinese side of Mount Everest are having a tough time getting the Olympic torch up the world's highest peak. Torch bearers are stuck at the base camp because of heavy snow and strong winds.

The window of opportunity will likely close at the end of May, when annual monsoon rains normally arrive.

The climbers' symbolic torch was ignited from the main flame which is on the tropical island of Hainan in China.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com  

 

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