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Makalu is the world’s fifth-tallest mountain. The peak, situated between Nepal and China, was the site of Steamboat Springs doctor Eric Meyer’s most recent trek.

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Steamboat doctor Eric Meyer says Makalu climb difficult to sum up

Eric Meyer said the question is always the same, and it’s always first. “The first thing people ask,” he said, his face tightening and twisting to show his discomfort, “is, ‘Did you summit?’”


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