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May 24, 2017

David Klein and Szilárd Suhajda aim to be first Hungarians to climb to top of Mount Everest

Klein has previously climbed the Himalayan mountain but didn't reach the top. He reached 8,600 meters in 2007, and 8,700 meters in 2014. The team are aiming to hit the 8,848-meter summit this time

Hungarian mountain climbers Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda have begun their five-day climb to the top of Mount Everest.

The Hungarian Everest Expedition is aiming to place the first Hungarians at the summit of the world's highest peak.

Klein and Szilárd arrived at the south side of the Himalyan peak on April 7th, and built a base camp to prepare for the upward trek. The most important part of their base camp preparations were acclimatizational trainings, where they learnt to become accustomed to the altitude and oxygen levels.

Just before making their attempt at becoming the first Hungarians to scale the world's highest mountain, they spent a night in what is called the "death zone" at 8,000 meters. This zone has ridiculously low levels of oxygen and is the ultimate test to continue.

Klein has previously climbed the Himalayan mountain but didn't reach the top. He reached 8,600 meters in 2007, and 8,700 meters in 2014. The team are aiming to hit the 8,848-meter summit this time.