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Mt. Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peak's Single Deadliest Avalanche

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An avalanche on the world’s highest mountain has killed at least 12 local guides during a climb on Friday. The snowpack release also injured three and several others are still...

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Virtual Everest From PC Or Smartphone
2013-05-29 10:32:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exactly 60 years after Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest, Microsoft has unveiled “Everest: Rivers of Ice,” a website designed to virtually bring Earth´s highest peak to laptops and touch screens around the world. Using high-resolution video and photographic panorama content to display the Greater Himalaya region, Rivers of Ice is the result of a collaboration between the Internet Explorer 10 team...

2013-05-28 08:25:37

Post® Grape-Nuts®, First Cereal on Mount Everest, Celebrates Historic Climb Through Global Hikes PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary conquered the lofty goal of becoming the first person to summit Mount Everest along with his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay. Battling oxygen issues, snow and wind, Hillary and Norgay finally reached the mountain's peak, 29,028 above sea level, at 11:30 am on May 29(th), 1953. A lesser-known fact...

2013-05-27 12:20:36

CASLANO, Switzerland, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bally is revealing the first pieces from its exclusive Everest collection for men and women, created to coincide with this month's 60th Anniversary of the first summit of Mt Everest in May 1953. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130527/614218 ) Although Bally's Everest connection may be unknown to many, this anniversary provides the perfect opportunity to discover the story. When Sherpa Tenzing Norgay...

80-Year Old Japanese Man Scales Everest
2013-05-23 13:36:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When some people envision life in their 80s, they picture lounging on a beach in Florida with a coconut-flavored cocktail in their hand. However, Japanese octogenarian Yuichiro Miura decided to take a completely different route into old age. This week, Miura became the oldest man to scale Mt. Everest, using the same route Sir Edmund Hillary traversed almost 60 years ago to the day. "This is the best feeling in the world," Miura said...

Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary´s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness. Besides being one of the first men to reach the top of the world, Lowe also participated in the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1957-58. He also made notable expeditions to Greenland and Ethiopia. Lowe and Hillary...

2013-03-12 12:25:01

First Cereal on Mt. Everest Launches "What's Your Mountain?" Campaign and New Grape-Nuts Fit Cereal PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating Post Grape-Nuts' role in Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent up Mt. Everest 60 years ago, the iconic crunchy cereal unveils a new marketing campaign today that encourages consumers to conquer their everyday mountains. Beyond advertising, the campaign engages consumers in the "playgrounds" of active outdoor and fitness...

2012-09-12 02:27:34

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountaineering legends like the late Sir Edmund Hillary, Jim Whittaker, Conrad Anker and Jon Krakauer have long been associated with the American Himalayan Foundation, regaling guests at the foundation's annual dinners with tall tales of exploits at altitude in the Himalaya. This year however, the foundation has invited a new breed of climbers who are redefining mountaineering, setting records and achieving heights that even a few years ago...

2012-05-28 23:02:21

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is celebrating Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay´s Mount Everest victory of May 29, 1953 with another Super Tuesday, giving vigilant travellers an opportunity to experience Belize rainforest luxury at budget accommodation prices, marketing administrator Larry Waight announced today. (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 The Lodge at Chaa Creek is celebrating Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay´s Mount Everest victory of May 29, 1953 with another Super Tuesday, giving vigilant...

2011-09-12 07:54:00

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands, September 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Hillary Tenzing Explorer project well on its way, there is confusion in the international watch community whether it is a Rolex project or not. It is not. To make an end to all speculation, the HTE Team decided to change the name to Hillary Tenzing Edition. Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay made a video statement from their homes in New Zealand and India on why we felt it was important to...

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2011-07-20 13:33:09

Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height. The Himalayan country has continued to recognize decades-old measurement of 29,028-feet, though U.S. climbers and China have made new measurements. Land Reforms Ministry spokesman Gopal Giri said Wednesday that the government decided last week during its annual budget speech to take the new measurement.  He said the plans will entail placing three reference points...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

Karl Henize
2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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