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Everest mountaineer George Lowe dies at 89

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LONDON (AP) — George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died at age 89. Mary Lowe said Thursday her husband died a day earlier at a nursing home in Ripley, central England, after an illness. Lowe and his friend Edmund Hillary were the only New Zealanders on the 1953 British-led attempt to climb the world's highest peak....

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