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2009-01-21 05:00:00

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ - The official launch of Tenzing marks the emergence of a sophisticated and focused managed IT services company honed from over 10 years experience in the industry. Tenzing, a reference to the famous mountain guide who was the first to summit Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, provides expert guidance and IT services to companies challenged with the delivery of enterprise-class business services over the Internet. "What sets Tenzing apart," notes Brian Shepard,...

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2008-11-17 07:45:00

Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt. Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.  The U.S.-designed bucket, which weighs 2.4 pounds and stands 11 inches tall, has an opening that is eight inches in diameter.  To construct the toilet, Sherpa and his team used a plastic bucket and a gas-impervious bag to safely contain and neutralize human waste and trap odor. "I want to promote anything that manages human...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Creative resident has helped select a name for a new pounds3.5- million care home, opened yesterday. Anthony Strong, (62) from Birchwood Road, Scunthorpe, came up with a name for the 56-bed elderly care centre on Everest Road, Ashby after a public plea in June for people to come forward and help think of a name. The request prompted 25 suggestions, but thanks to Mr Strong's creative talents, the home has been called 'Edmund House' after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, a New Zealand...

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2008-01-11 09:00:00

Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, died today in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88. In the annals of great heroic exploits, the conquest of Mount Everest by Hillary, a lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, and Norgay ranks with the first trek to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen in 1911 and the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh in 1927....

2007-06-09 11:04:56

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The Antarctic base occupied by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole on foot early last century has been included on a list of the world's 100 most endangered sites. The list, compiled by an international panel and released Wednesday by the World Monuments Fund, identifies what are considered to be the world's most endangered historic, architectural and cultural treasures. The WMF identified climate change as the...

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2007-01-14 12:45:00

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Thousands of adventurers have been drawn to Mount Everest by the challenge of climbing to the top of the world. Jeff Clapp was drawn by the trash they leave behind. Inspired by a documentary about Everest's rubbish, Clapp traveled to Nepal and brought a load of discarded oxygen bottles back in 2004. He has created a business of transforming those banged-up, aluminum containers into gleaming bells, bowls and ornaments with a goal of inspiring people to do more to clean up...

2005-07-10 21:38:47

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change. Himalayan lakes are swelling from the runoff of melting glaciers, environmental campaigners warned as the 29th session of the U.N. Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee got under way...

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2005-06-03 17:20:00

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Two Nepalese climbers were on top of the world this week - not only because they reached the top of Mount Everest but because they got married there in what was believed to be the first wedding on the summit. It was a brief ceremony with no procession, champagne or band - only piles of snow and a breathtaking panorama for bride Moni Mulepati, 24, and groom Pem Dorjee, 23, as they exchanged their vows at 29,035 feet on Monday. "We were there only for 10 minutes, just...

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2004-11-29 08:38:55

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible." Work on the 1,020-mile "ice highway" from the Antarctic coast south of New Zealand to the South Pole is currently in its third season. The project will enable hundreds of tons of supplies and equipment to be hauled across the world's most inhospitable wilderness to Amundsen-Scott Base, a...

2004-11-25 15:00:07

IN SHORT What: Against the Flow: The Hamilton Jet Tale Where: Prime When: 7.30pm, Sunday . AGAINST the Flow: The Hamilton Jet Tale tells the story of the development of the Hamilton Jet across 50 years. Using a combination of interviews with key players and rarely viewed archival film footage, the programme evolves through the eyes of those who were a part of this exciting period. Jon Hamilton, son of Sir William Hamilton, provides insights into life at Irishman Creek, the...


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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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