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Four eight-thousanders see first summit of season on same day
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Kathmandu, May 15 -- In an historic first in Himalayan mountaineering, four eight-thousanders in Nepal recorded their first summit of the season on the same day on Tuesday.
According to the Department of Tourism, the 2019 spring climbing season officially began on Everest (8,848 metres), Kanchenjunga (8,586 metres), Lhotse (8,516 metres) and Makalu (8,463 metres) on Tuesday.
"It's an historic day to record the first seasonal summit on four eight-thousanders on the same day," said Surendra Thapa, spokesperson for the department. There are 14 peaks in the world that are more than 8,000 metres high known as the eight-thousanders. Eight of them are located in Nepal.
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