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2009-05-06 12:24:00

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Blog Follows Final Summit Push this Week SEATTLE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer's new Born Out There blog brings all the drama of climbing the world's highest mountain to your computer screen. The blog (blog.firstascent.com) takes viewers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition along with legendary climbers Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn. Viesturs, Whittaker and Hahn are part of Eddie Bauer's guide team launching the new First Ascent...

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2009-04-06 10:50:00

A 49 year-old Sherpa is planning to conquer Mount Everest for a record-setting time in order to promote environmental protection, the AFP reported. Apa Sherpa will make his 19th voyage to the top of Everest in order to protest the damage inflicted on the world's highest mountain by both climate change and waste left behind from other climbers. Apa said that while climate change is affecting the Himalayas, trash left by climbers has become a concern as well.  On his way down from the...

2009-02-16 14:18:10

A Nepalese man says he and his two younger brothers plan to attempt a world record by spending 24 hours on Mount Everest's peak. Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 31, said he and his brothers Nima Gyalzen and Phurba Tenzing plan to start their expedition April 1 with a goal of reaching the summit of the Earth's highest mountain in May, the BBC reported Monday. The current record is 20 hours on the summit. Pemba says he and his brothers, who have all scaled the mountain before, will spend 24 hours on top of...

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2008-11-17 07:45:00

Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt. Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.  The U.S.-designed bucket, which weighs 2.4 pounds and stands 11 inches tall, has an opening that is eight inches in diameter.  To construct the toilet, Sherpa and his team used a plastic bucket and a gas-impervious bag to safely contain and neutralize human waste and trap odor. "I want to promote anything that manages human...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

Evalve has completed randomized enrollment in the endovascular valve edge-to-edge repair study, which is evaluating the MitraClip system as a non-surgical repair option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation. Endovascular valve edge-to-edge repair (Everest) study is an FDA-approved Phase II randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical research study in the US and Canada evaluating the safety and efficacy of the MitraClip device in 279 patients with moderate-to-severe (3+) or...

2008-09-30 12:00:48

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today the completion of randomized enrollment in the Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy (EVEREST), which is evaluating the MitraClip(R) system as a non-surgical repair option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the most common type of heart valve insufficiency in the United States, affecting millions of...

2008-09-19 15:00:45

By Shaun Bishop Citing concerns about diversity and exclusivity, the Sequoia Union High School District's board has denied a petition for a new charter school modeled after an existing school that is sponsored by the district. The board rejected the petition for Everest Charter School by a 4- 1 vote Wednesday night after hearing from dozens of parents, students and staff on all sides of the issue. District staff had recommended the board deny the petition in a report that criticized...

2008-09-17 06:00:31

By Shaun Bishop A proposal for a fourth charter school in the Sequoia Union High School District describes a program focused on "students of privilege" that "largely ignores disenfranchised and low-performing students," according to a report that recommends the petition's denial this week. The district's sharply critical response to the Everest Charter School petition was made public as the district's board of trustees prepares to vote on the proposal at a meeting today. A top official...

2008-08-22 15:00:51

CLARKSTON, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- There is reason to celebrate on Friday, September 5, as Adam Cardinal Maida will dedicate the newest high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. "I am very excited to have this opportunity to preside at the Dedication Ceremony for not one, but two new high schools in our Archdiocese," said Cardinal Maida. "In these times of economic uncertainty in our area, this growth is truly good news for Catholic education in Oakland County." Everest Catholic...


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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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