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2010-02-23 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, The Original Outdoor Outfitter®, is turning 90. When Mr. Bauer first opened for business in 1920, his "Eddie Bauer's Tennis Shop" was renting space in a gun shop in downtown Seattle. Within a year he had his own storefront and became renowned as an outfitter and innovator. While he built his business serving hunters and fishermen of the Pacific Northwest, he went on to become America's premier expedition...

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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...

2009-10-07 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eddie Bauer will launch First Ascent in 183 of its stores across North America on October 12, 2009. First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's new line of expedition-quality mountaineering outerwear, apparel, and gear built by a team of the world's foremost mountain guides, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Dave Hahn. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/eddiebauer/40168/ (Photo:...

2009-09-23 12:30:27

Three adventurers say they have successfully completed an extremely high-altitude skydive, jumping from 20,000 feet onto a spot near Mount Everest in Nepal. Leo Dickinson, Ralph Mitchell and Ramesh Chandra Tripathi jumped Wednesday from an airplane onto a sandy plateau near the Sherpa village of Gorak Shep, which at an altitude of 16,945 feet, became the world's highest drop zone, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported. It was not just Everest. I could see the whole panorama of fantastic...

2009-09-23 11:45:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion athletic apparel has launched a Mount Everest expedition Web site that allows visitors to submit their own personal "Everest" for a chance to win $10,000. Champion apparel's "Climb Everest With Us" Web site will track Champion's partnership with international mountaineer Jamie Clarke in his bid to summit the world's highest peak next spring. Clarke will be wearing some of the most innovative high-altitude gear on the mountain,...

2009-08-07 04:41:00

LONDON, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Poker, official sponsor of the WSOP, launched their VIP Summit Club in October last year and has been gathering player feedback ever since. As a direct result Everest poker has made a series of improvements. Originally, the Everest Poker VIP Summit Club addressed the complaints, opinions and frustrations of poker players across the globe and prides itself on being easy to understand as well as being open to ALL players. When launched the...

2009-05-19 13:22:00

Viesturs and Whittaker Return Eddie Bauer to the Top of the World SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of May 19, two legendary mountaineers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition reached the highest point on Earth. Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker stood on the summit with members of their production crew before descending to High Camp at 26,000 feet. Forced to spend an extra 24 hours in the "death zone" while waiting for high winds and whiteout conditions to improve,...

2009-05-08 07:00:00

MOUNT EVEREST, Kathmandu, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BetOnline.com, one of the web's most popular online betting destinations, has revealed that the company has embarked on an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The BetOnline.com team will attempt to create a new world record by placing the first bet from the summit of Mount Everest. "We intend to prove that our slogan: 'Bet Online...From Anywhere!' is more than just a slogan. With BetOnline.com, you really can bet from anywhere," said...

2009-02-27 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold return to its heritage, Eddie Bauer has joined up with a dream team of mountaineers to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent. First Ascent combines Eddie Bauer's legacy as the original expedition outfitter with the expertise of some of today's most renowned mountain guides and climbers, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Dave Hahn. "We've assembled the dream team to design and build the most significant new line of...

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...


Latest Himalaya Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 12:00:28

Symbol: PSHI2 Group: Lichen Family: Psoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Psoraceae Genus   Psora Hoffm. – fishscale lichen Species   Psora himalayana (Bab.) Timdal – Himalaya fishscale lichen

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2005-07-12 14:38:04

Hydrangea (Hydrangea) is a genus of roughly 100 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (from Japan to China, the Himalaya and Indonesia) and North and South America. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others vines reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. Hydrangeas produce flowers from early spring to late autumn; these are carried in...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.