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2010-05-25 14:40:00

A Nepalese Sherpa said on Tuesday, after breaking his own record by making a 20th ascent of Mount Everest, that the world's highest peak is getting more dangerous to climb because of climate change. Apa Sherpa said he was disturbed by the visible changes on the mountain caused by rising temperature. "The snow along the slopes had melted, exposing the bare rocks underneath, which made it very difficult for us to walk up the slope as there was no snow to dig our crampons into," he told...

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2010-05-18 10:50:00

An Australian adventurer plans to solve Mount Everest's greatest mystery this week by searching for long-lost evidence that the peak was conquered in 1924, 29 years earlier than previously thought. Mountaineer Duncan Chessell said conditions were the best in decades to find the missing body of Andrew "Sandy" Irvine and perhaps photographic evidence that he reached the peak first, along with Briton George Mallory. Mallory and Irvine perished near the summit during their expedition, leaving...

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2010-04-09 06:00:00

A meeting between officials from China and Nepal has settled a longstanding dispute regarding the official height of Mount Everest, according to various media reports published Thursday. In 1954, the Survey of India measured Everest as being 29,028 feet tall. However, that was the measurement for the mountain using its snow height. In May 2005, Chinese mountaineers and researchers scaled the peak and found that its rock height was actually 11 feet less (29,017 feet). Nepal has long insisted...

2010-02-09 11:23:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel announced today that Aleya Littleton of Kensington, Md., is the winner of its What's Your Everest? contest, an online challenge that encouraged entrants to declare their personal goals for the chance to receive $10,000 toward fulfillment of their aspirations. Littleton's video entry was chosen among hundreds of video and essay submissions. Littleton, a science instructor with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,...

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2010-01-21 12:10:00

A group of 20 Nepalese climbers, led by mountain-climbing pro Namgyal Sherpa, are planning a high-risk expedition to clean up the trash and debris left behind by mountaineers on Mount Everest, AFP recently reported. Environmental activists say Everest has become a junkyard, littered with everything from human waste to corpses of those who never came back down, which do not decompose in the extreme environment of Everest. "Everest is losing her beauty," Sherpa, 30, told AFP. "The top of the...

2009-12-17 08:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi), parent company of Everest Universities, Everest Colleges and Everest Institutes, has signed an agreement with Massage Envy to offer conditional employment to Everest Massage Therapy graduates in the chain's clinics. Under the terms of the agreement, Everest will incorporate Massage Envy's requirements into the curriculum, and in turn, Massage Envy will grant interviews to all Everest Massage Therapy...

2009-12-09 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") welcomed the 6-month results from the Novartis-sponsored EVEREST study which were presented during a scientific review today by Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. EVEREST is the first multi-center, double-masked, indocyanine green angiography (ICG-A) -guided randomized controlled trial with an angiographic treatment outcome designed to assess the effect of Visudyne(R) (verteporfin photodynamic...

2009-11-19 12:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College plans to open its first campus in Santa Ana to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education in Orange County. Santa Ana is the county seat and most populous city in Orange County. Everest's parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has been headquartered in Santa Ana since its founding in 1995. The 37,109-square-foot campus facility will be located in the Civic Center Professional Plaza at 505 Civic...

2009-11-18 08:00:00

NORTH AURORA, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Few teachers can motivate students like Wendy Skonie. Her medical assisting class at Everest College - North Aurora boasts a 98% student satisfaction rating and 98.6% student retention rate, making it one of the most successful programs on the campus. Skonie's inspirational and instructional skills have not gone unnoticed. Last month, Skonie, an Aurora resident, was honored with the College's national Dream Maker Award for excellence in...

2009-11-17 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel, through a partnership with Universal Sports, has teamed up with six U.S. Winter Olympic athletes to star in a series of motivational videos that explore their dreams and goals by answering the question, "What's your Everest?" Universal Sports will air the athletes' video vignettes now through the end of 2009 during its coverage of major winter sporting events on its broadcast channel carried by cable and satellite TV...


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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...

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