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Tuesday 21 August 2018

'If we let the prospect of death get to us, we'd never climb' - Irish climbers reveal what draws them to Everest

25 years after Dawson Stelfox became the first Irishman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, our reporter asks climbers what draws them to this notoriously dangerous mountain

Séamus Lawless
Séamus Lawless
John Burke points out the summit of Everest as seen from Pumori High camp in May 2017. Photo John Burke
Peter O'Connell, from Killererin, Tuam, Co Galway ahead of his Mount Everest charity climb. Photo: Tom Burke
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John Meagher

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