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Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine — found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products — may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, such as climbing at high altitude, while keeping their muscle tissue.
Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height.
GOLD COAST, Australia, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history by landing the world's first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand. Mildon, 24, stomped the three rotations perfectly during the free-to-the-public BMX show in his home-town on Saturday. A representative of the Guinness Book Of World Records was on hand to witness and approve the ground-breaking trick that is sure to send shockwaves through the...
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.
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's job market is already tough.
Adventure seekers are plunking down more than $50,000 to climb Mount Everest, but a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that people who pay for transformative experiences often lack the communitarian spirit that usually defines such activities.
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...
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