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Sherpas have recovered the body of a Canadian climber who died last week near the top of Mount Everest.

The body of Shriya Shah-Klorfine, of Toronto, has been brought to Camp II, according to reports. That camp, at 6,400 metres above sea level, is reachable by helicopter.

As many as six Sherpas were involved in efforts to bring the Canadian woman’s body down the mountain, according to reports.

They were forced to abandon an attempt to retrieve her corpse on Saturday after carrying the body about half a kilometre closer to Camp IV, which, at 8,000 metres, sits just inside the mountain’s so-called “death zone.”

Ms. Shah-Klorfine died May 19 during a slow descent from the Everest summit, which is 8,848 metres above sea level. Hours earlier, despite her extreme fatigue and a shortage of oxygen, the 33-year-old had pushed herself and her Sherpa guides to the top. It is…

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