US climber Neal Beidleman (L) gestures as he pauses at the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Everest on May 20, 2011. A US survivor of the Mount Everest disaster chronicled in the best-selling book "Into Thin Air" conquered the peak for a second time to lay the ghosts of the 1996 tragedy to rest. Professional climber Neal Beidleman, 51, had guided a group to the summit of the world's highest mountain and was on his way down when a huge storm blew in on May 10, 1996, catching two teams climbing high on the mountain.
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