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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...

2008-07-28 18:00:28

Building upon the success of more than 150 million global views of the critically acclaimed IMAX(R) production "Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag," Executive Producer and distributor K2 Communications announced today the anticipated release date for the newest and most technically advanced aviation film ever produced for IMAX(R) theaters. According to K2 Communications, Chief Executive Officer Bob Kresser the premiere of "Legends of the Sky" has been slated for March 2009 at the Smithsonian's...

2008-07-19 00:00:37

STUDENTS embarking on an expedition to Everest base camp are asking the local community to back their Pounds 64,000 project. Sixteen teenagers from Northallerton College will be accompanied by one of their old boys, the high altitude mountaineer Alan Hinkes on their four-week trek in October, 2009. Some will have the opportunity to climb the 20,000ft Island Peak while others will help to teach English in local schools in the world's fourth poorest country. First they face the daunting...


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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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