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Bayfield's Lori Schneider and her climbing companions are preparing to depart Camp 4 for their bid to reach the 29,035-foot-high summit of Mount Everest.

Schneider reaches summit of Mount Everest

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Bayfield's Lori Schneider and her climbing companions have reached the 29,035-foot-high peak of Mount Everest.

A dispatch from Alpine Ascents International reported that Schneider was among the first team members to reach the peak, the tallest point in the world, about 7:30 p.m. Central time on Friday. Schneider has now stood atop the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.

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