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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,...