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Black climbing team makes history on world’s highest mountain

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The southern face of Mount Everest including Mount Lhotse, middle right, soars above the monsoon clouds at the border of Nepal and Tibet, Aug. 26, 2000.

For the first time, an all-Black team of climbers summited Mt. Everest this spring. Eddie Taylor from Lafayette is one of the climbers and Phillip Henderson of Cortez led the effort, called "Full Circle Everest."