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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013, 8:37 A.M.

Record: Mexican climber scales Everest twice — in two weeks

David Liaño Gonzales, 33, from Mexico City, became the first mountaineer to double summit on Mount Everest in the same season. (Dawes Eddy)
David Liaño Gonzales, 33, from Mexico City, became the first mountaineer to double summit on Mount Everest in the same season. (Dawes Eddy)

MOUNTAINEERING -- David Liaño Gonzales, 33, from Mexico, became the first mountaineer to double summit on Mount Everest in the same season. He summited from the South Col route on May 11, got a good break in the weather and a helicopter ride to Katmandu where the traveled to the Tibetan side and scaled the peak with a Sherpa via the North Col on May 19.

Dawes Eddy of Spokane snapped this photo of Gonzales as he celebrated with a chocolate cake at advanced base camp.  

I'm writing Dawes' story for Sunday Outdoors.  

By the way,  Dawes is 70.




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