Maidenhead — Stepping over long-dead bodies of frozen climbers as he sought to reach the summit of Everest was something for which Nick Hollis was mentally prepared. But even this seasoned mountaineer could not have imagined there would be so many fresh ones.

The British climber has just conquered Everest and completed all Seven Summits of the world — putting him in an elite group of about 500 people globally who have scaled the highest mountains on all seven continents.

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