Shriya Shah-Klorfine dreamed of climbing the world's tallest mountain. On May 19, the 33-year-old made a final push for the very tip of Mount Everest and a final photo shows her standing on the hard-packed snow of the summit. But she would never return. In this 5,400-word investigation, which appeared in the July 9, 2012, issue of Maclean''s, national correspondent Jonathon Gatehouse describes Shriya's last hours on the mountain and the obsession that drove her there.
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