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Australian teen climbs Mt Everest – sets record!

Alyssa Azar Source: Facebook

It was the third attempt for the 19-year-old.

Alyssa Azar, a Queensland teenager, has become the youngest Australian to conquer Mount Everest - the world's highest mountain.

The administrators of her Facebook page said - "We can confirm that Alyssa Azar has successfully summited Mt Everest."

"This has been a goal she has been determined to achieve for several years. Alyssa has had her share of set backs but has never wavered in her determination," the administrator further added.

It was the third attempt for the 19-year-old.

The Facebook post says Ms Azar is still on the mountain.

As she faces a challenging descent, Ms Azar will be back at the base camp for only in a couple of days.

Nepal’s Tourism Ministry spokesman, Gyanendra Shrestha, said that two foreign climbers had died while climbing the mountain.

"One Dutch citizen died due to altitude sickness. Another foreign climber also died due to altitude sickness," said Shrestha.

Everest expeditions in 2014 were cancelled after 16 Sherpas died in an icefall avalanche.

Hundreds of climbers have scaled the 8850-metre peak since last week.