The first Everest suummiter in 2014 reached the summit after flying by helicopter to 8,000 feet below the summmit. Wang Ying is the first climber since the fatal avalanche that killed several sherpas effectively the season this year. Her climbing party included no sherpas who had not summited Everest. She is attempting to set a record for climbing all seven summits plus going to both poles. The climb has stirred considerable controversy.
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KING has a nice item on Bravo Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that performs helicopter searches on rescues on Rainier.
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