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2006-05-23 21:24:30

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest, has blamed the commercialization of climbing the world's highest mountain for the death a British climber, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. New Zealand's Hillary, who conquered the summit in May 1953 with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, said he would have abandoned his own summit bid if another climber's life had been in danger. "I think the whole attitude toward climbing Mount Everest has become rather...

2005-12-07 17:20:00

While the rupture zones of recent major earthquakes are immune to similar-sized earthquakes for hundreds of years, they could be vulnerable to even bigger destructive temblors sooner than scientists suspect, according to analysis by University of Colorado seismologist Roger Bilham. Bilham and his research colleagues explained that the magnitude 9.3 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 2004 showed scientists that a giant earthquake can rupture through a region with a recent history of quakes...

2005-10-09 19:17:25

BEIJING (AP) - The world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, is 12 feet shorter than previously thought, Chinese scientists who measured the peak earlier this year said Sunday. Their survey determined that the mountain was 29,017 feet, or 12 feet smaller than it was measured to be 30 years ago, said Chen Bangzhu, a spokesman with the Chinese State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. The survey was carried out by a team of 50 Chinese experts in May, Chen said at a press conference. The new...

2005-10-09 05:57:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - China now thinks Everest, the world's highest peak, is about 3.7 meters shorter than its own past estimates after conducting a new survey of the mountain this year, state media reported on Sunday. Mount Everest stood 8,844.43 meters above sea level, with a margin of error of about 0.21 meters, Chen Bangzhu, Director General of the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, told a news conference. Chinese mountaineers and researchers climbed to the top of Mount...

2005-08-12 01:00:19

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The father of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal since last month said on Friday the family had called off the search around Mount Everest and given up hope he would be ever be found. Trevor Stokol a resident of Dallas, Texas, went missing on July 22 while trekking near Everest Base Camp. His family said a number of aerial and ground searches in the foothills of the world's tallest mountain over the past three weeks had failed to locate him. "The...

2005-08-04 06:24:06

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The family of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal for two weeks stepped up their search for him around Mount Everest Thursday after making an emotional appeal for information. Trevor Stokol went missing on July 22 while trekking near Everest base camp. Thursday, a helicopter will make a second aerial search of the area, and drop supplies for a team of trackers led by an Australian search and rescue expert. "We have not given up hope. We need...

2005-06-29 19:26:46

A team of geophysicists at the University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a new technique to visualize the colliding rock bodies beneath the Himalaya with unprecedented detail, answering a number of questions about the world's highest mountains and providing a new tool for assessing earthquake hazards. The study, "Imaging the Indian Subcontinent Beneath the Himalaya" appears in the June 30 issue of the journal Nature. Anne Sheehan, Roger Bilham, Vera Schulte-Pelkum and Gaspar Monsalve...

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2005-06-03 17:20:00

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Two Nepalese climbers were on top of the world this week - not only because they reached the top of Mount Everest but because they got married there in what was believed to be the first wedding on the summit. It was a brief ceremony with no procession, champagne or band - only piles of snow and a breathtaking panorama for bride Moni Mulepati, 24, and groom Pem Dorjee, 23, as they exchanged their vows at 29,035 feet on Monday. "We were there only for 10 minutes, just...


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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