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Bitola climbers pay tribute to first Macedonian to climb Mt. Everest

On this day in 1989, Bitola-born Dimitar Ilievski Murato became the first Macedonian to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. As part of the Yugoslav “Everest ‘89” expedition, he unfurled both the flag of Yugoslavia and of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia on the world’s tallest mountain at 6 pm local time.

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