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There and back again: Mormons on Mount Everest

Sitting atop the world at 29,029 feet elevation, two friends attempted to sing the LDS hymn "High on the Mountain Top" as it may have never been sung before.

Unfortunately, limited oxygen hindered their happy chorus.

"It wasn't on key ... and I broke down into a coughing fit after the first phrase," Steve Pearson said. The pair also put extra emphasis on the word "the" in the first line as they sang "High on THE Mountain Top."

That's just one fun memory that Pearson and David Roskelley shared as they savored the victory of reaching the summit of Mount Everest on the morning of May 19.

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