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Google is now offering up "street views" of parts of Mount Everest, as well as the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America.
Their legend has inspired generations of mountaineers since their ill-fated attempt to climb Everest over 80 years ago, and now a team of scientists believe they have discovered another important part of the puzzle as to why George Mallory and Andrew Irvine never returned from their pioneering expedition.
New photos taken from the same spot that British climber George Mallory captured on camera in 1921 show significant ice loss.
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.
By Stephen McGinty IT HAS been called the roof of the world and it is, by many accounts, quite filthy.
Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, died today in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88.
The Nepalese call it Sagarmatha, "goddess of the sky." To Tibetans, it is Qomolungma, "goddess, mother of the world." The British named it Everest. Since 1852, when a surveyor's calculations confirmed "Peak XV" as the world's tallest, it has claimed more than 200 lives.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.