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Injured Everest North side climber update
16:15 p.m. EDT May 21, 2003
The UK Royal Navy/Marines team reports that earlier today a British climber broke his leg while climbing between the 1st and 2nd step on the North Side of Everest, at about 8500m.

The injured climber has since been assisted down to Camp II, 7790m, and will spend the night there before being evacuated from the mountain tomorrow. Royal Navy climbers are standing by at Camp II, and Camp I, 7000m, the North Col, to assist if necessary.

The UK Royal Marines Summit Team 1 should have left for their summit bid from Camp III, 8300m, just two hours ago.


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