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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Jul 7, 2014 11:21 AM CDT

Many of the mountaineers had been planning this signature climb for years. For a few of the leaders, the world's tallest summit represented a lifetime dream. All of the historical party shivered with an odd combination of dread and exhilaration as the Sherpa guides pointed to the final sheer rock wall leading to the pinnacle.

Inch by inch, they moved slowly through the clouds, frantically wielding ice axes one minute and heavily panting into oxygen masks the next. Just before total exhaustion threatened to trigger a desperate retreat back to base camp, the sun broke through to reveal the once ...

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