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Latest News Wires George Lowe, legendary Everest mountaineer, dies

George Lowe dies: George Lowe and  Edmund Hillary were the only New Zealanders on the famous 1953 British-led ascent of Everest. George Lowe was a lead climber in the expedition. His book, "Letters From Everest," is due out later this year.

By Jill LawlessAssociated Press / March 23, 2013

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George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died at age 89.