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Everest Beats Back Tica Climber

Gineth Soto has put on hold her dream of becoming the first Costa Rican to best the highest point on the planet, Mount Everest, which would have been the secondto-last peak on her Seven Summits mission.

The 5-foot-tall, 34-year-old Tica managed last Wednesday to reach Camp 3, at 7,100 meters (23,621 feet), and was just two days away from the 8,850-meter (29,029-foot) summit, but the temperatures plummeted, and she caught the infamous “Khumbu cough.”


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