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Journey to the top of the world: Climbing Mount Everest

Dawn is beginning to break as a mountain climber stands atop Mount Everest.

Journey to the top of the world: Climbing Mount Everest

Photographs and text by Ciprian Popoviciu

In the spring of 2008, a North Carolina adventurer headed off to Nepal to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. He partnered with Martin GT Magnet Middle School in Raleigh to make the journey an interactive one, sharing photos and firsthand accounts of the expedition’s successes and dangers. This slideshow tells the story of Chip Popoviciu’s attempt to climb Mount Everest in photos, video, and text, including excerpts from his journal.

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