1. Mt. Everest's climbing seasons are May and October. Why would you want to go climbing when you can spend May chasing sexy senoritas around in Mexico (Cinco de Mayo) or October frolicing with the frauleins in Germany (Octoberfest) for a story?
2. Show the editor what the Internet is all about. Show him/her how easy it is to cut-and-paste last years drivel about Mt. Everest onto the company's most recent webpage update (nobody reads your stinkin' rag of a e-newspaper anyway). Point, copy, paste . . . yer column inches for the day are done!
3. Its a only a mountain. It'll be there tomorrow. So spend the time doing #1 & #2 above.