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Old 31 May 2018, 14:53
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Charlotte Fox, survivor of 1996 Everest disaster, dies after an apparent fall at home

They say the most dangerous place to be sometimes is in your own home, stairs can certainly get you. Maybe not as much as ladders, but there is still a high angled vertical drop involved.

The irony that she survived the disastrous ascent (and more importantly, descent) of Everest over 20 years ago only to die in a fall down her stairs at home is not lost on me. I remember her from Krakauer's book, other climbers really got down on her for the manner in which she climbed that hill.
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