Canadian climber Shriya Shah-Klorfine’s husband and family pay final respects after body removed from Everest

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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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