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Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height.
A team of 58 people will take part in a mission to pick up trash left behind from years of climbs up the slopes of the worldâ€™s highest peak.
Organizers said Tuesday that 15 Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas.
BEIJING, June 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 2010 Hillary Institute Laureate will be awarded today to JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu, in Beijing. The Hillary Laureate award honors mid-career leaders who are serving as exceptional change agents tackling the world's most challenging problems.
A Nepalese Sherpa said on Tuesday, after breaking his own record by making a 20th ascent of Mount Everest, that the world's highest peak is getting more dangerous to climb because of climate change.
An Australian adventurer plans to solve Mount Everest's greatest mystery this week by searching for long-lost evidence that the peak was conquered in 1924, 29 years earlier than previously thought.
A meeting between officials from China and Nepal has settled a longstanding dispute regarding the official height of Mount Everest.
A group of 20 Nepalese climbers, led by mountain-climbing pro Namgyal Sherpa, are planning a high-risk expedition to clean up the trash and debris left behind by mountaineers on Mount Everest.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Travel Sobek is proud to announce its 40th anniversary in 2009 as the oldest and most experienced adventure travel company in the U.S.
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 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...