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STUDENTS embarking on an expedition to Everest base camp are asking the local community to back their Pounds 64,000 project. Sixteen teenagers from Northallerton College will be accompanied by one of their old boys, the high altitude mountaineer Alan Hinkes on their four-week trek in October, 2009.
Mountaineers are bringing back firsthand accounts of vanishing glaciers, melting ice routes, crumbling rock formations and flood-prone lakes where glaciers once rose.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A search party has found the body of one of Latin America's leading climbers, who went went missing 10 days ago on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest peak, a diplomat said on Saturday.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescue workers are searching for seven French and 11 Nepali climbers who went missing four days ago after an avalanche in western Nepal, rescue officials said on Sunday.
The world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, is 12 feet shorter than previously thought, Chinese scientists who measured the peak earlier this year said Sunday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China now thinks Everest, the world's highest peak, is about 3.7 meters shorter than its own past estimates after conducting a new survey of the mountain this year, state media reported on Sunday.
A team of Chinese scientists began to remeasure Mount Everest for the first time in 20 years, checking theories that it is growing one centimeter (0.4 inch) annually, state media said.
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.