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2008-09-17 00:00:00

By ELEANOR RADFORD Herald Reporter Five Girl Guides from the Plymouth area took part in the World's Highest Coffee Morning in the Himalayas on Sunday. Jenny Dart, 19, Emma Greenacre, 20, Joanne Smith, aged 33, Lauren Calley, 18 and Zoe Viggers, 23 set off from Everest base camp with 11 other West Devon Girl Guides to hold their coffee morning on the nearby 18,500ft peak of Kala Pattar in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is staging a nationwide 'World's Biggest Coffee...

2008-09-16 18:00:17

By Jasbir Authi A WARD End pharmacist will be scaling new heights in his quest to raise money for a city charity. Yaser Baig, aged 26, is busy training for a gruelling ten-day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from November 22. Yaser thought the trek would be the best way to combine his love of exercise with his desire to do his bit for Saltley-based Islamic Relief. Mount Everest Base Camp is situated 5,500m above sea level and Yaser and his party of 15 expect to be trekking eight...

2006-06-06 08:41:57

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors plan to climb Mount Everest to study the impact of low oxygen levels on the body, a project they hope will help critically ill patients. A team of 30 researchers and physicians will monitor the health of 210 trekkers to Everest base camp during the 3-month expedition next year. Thirty doctors will ascend the South Col route and 10 will go to the peak. "Our Everest ascent will involve creating the world's highest medical...

2005-08-12 01:00:19

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The father of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal since last month said on Friday the family had called off the search around Mount Everest and given up hope he would be ever be found. Trevor Stokol a resident of Dallas, Texas, went missing on July 22 while trekking near Everest Base Camp. His family said a number of aerial and ground searches in the foothills of the world's tallest mountain over the past three weeks had failed to locate him. "The...

2005-08-04 06:24:06

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The family of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal for two weeks stepped up their search for him around Mount Everest Thursday after making an emotional appeal for information. Trevor Stokol went missing on July 22 while trekking near Everest base camp. Thursday, a helicopter will make a second aerial search of the area, and drop supplies for a team of trackers led by an Australian search and rescue expert. "We have not given up hope. We need...

2005-07-01 17:16:13

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Swedish adventurer is preparing topaddle from Seattle on July 4 in an attempt to become the firstperson to circumnavigate the entire continental United Statesby kayak and bike. Renata Chlumska, 31, a kayaker, scuba diver and mountaineerwho has climbed Mount Everest, said she hopes that the 480-daytrip will inspire others, especially women and young girls. "As a young girl at the Mount Everest base camp, I gotinspired by the women I saw climbing," Chlumska said,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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