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2014-06-02 23:01:38

This month Chris Bombardier will attempt to be the first person with hemophilia to scale Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America and the fourth mountain in his Seven Summits Quest. Georgetown, MA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Elbrus. Mt. Aconcagua. What do these mountains have in common? Each is the highest peak on their respective continent: Africa, Europe and South America, and each has been summited by Chris Bombardier, a 28-year-old from Denver, Colorado whose...

Top Of The World: Google Maps Show Off Everest And Other Peaks
2013-03-18 16:37:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It was George Leigh Mallory who may have famously replied to the question “why do you want to climb Mount Everest” with the answer “because it´s there.” Whether he actually said those words or not is left to the ages, but what is certain is that Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine likely never made it to the summit of the world´s highest peak. Even if they did, which has been left to...

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2009-12-07 10:50:32

Even the snow on Aconcagua Mountain in the Andes is polluted with PCBs. An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America's highest mountain. The snow samples taken at an altitude of 6200 meters are among the highest traces found anywhere in the world of these substances, which have been banned since 2001. In particular, the samples contained more persistent compounds like hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 138)...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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