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Bruce Klorfine, the husband of Shriya Shah-Klorfine, a Canadian woman who died while returning from the summit of Mount Everest, paid his respects to her mortal remains on Tuesday.
Shah-Klorfine’s body was brought off the world’s tallest mountain early Tuesday morning. A spokesman from Utmost Adventure Trekking said Shah-Klorfine’s body was taken via helicopter from Mount Everest to her family in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, Shah-Klorfine’s family paid their last respects, laying a wreath over her body.
The mourning came as more than 150 hardy competitors braved the rarefied air and bone-chilling temperatures of Mount Everest on Tuesday to take part in the world’s highest marathon that celebrates the first conquest of the mountain in 1953. The forty-ninth anniversary of that first ascent comes on Wednesday.
Ganesh Thakuri said a team of climbers managed to bring the Toronto woman’s remains down from an area more than 8,000 metres…
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