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Climbers Summit Everest Safely

Expected traffic jams avoided

At least 115 climbers summited Everest on Friday with no reports of mishaps or traffic jams that many expected after last weekend's tragedies. British mountaineer Kenton Cool, 38, claimed his 10th summit carrying a 1924 Olympic gold medal in aplinism that was awarded to the entire 1922 British Mount Everest expedition, including George Mallory. The Eddie Bauer team and leader Dave Hahn began their summit push via the South Col route at 11 p.m. local time and expect to summit early Saturday. Speed climber Chad Kellogg also left Base Camp today in a bid to break the speed record of 22 hours 29 minutes to the summit without oxygen.

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