75-year-old on a high after becoming oldest American to climb Everest
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An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
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Kami Rita Sherpa has scaled the summit of the world's highest mountain almost every year since 1994. On the same day, however, a Moldovan climber became the fifth fatality on Everest this year.
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