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October 27, 2010

Experienced American climber dies in fall on Tibet mountain

Superb alpinist Joseph Puryear, author of a highly regarded climbing guide on the Alaska Range, died Tuesday in a remote section of Tibet ascending the 24,000-foot mountain Labuche Kang. According to Web accounts, Puryear broke through an overhanging cornice and plunged 1,500 feet to his death.

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