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Everest New Rules
2013-08-05 11:31:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following a mountainside altercation between mountain climbers and local sherpa guides that occurred earlier this year, Nepalese officials have announced that government agents will be stationed at the Mount Everest base camp and be charged with the responsibility of monitoring expedition teams, coordinating any rescue efforts, and safeguarding the local environment. Purna Chandra Bhattarai, Nepal's chief of the tourism industry...

Virtual Everest From PC Or Smartphone
2013-05-29 10:32:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exactly 60 years after Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest, Microsoft has unveiled “Everest: Rivers of Ice,” a website designed to virtually bring Earth´s highest peak to laptops and touch screens around the world. Using high-resolution video and photographic panorama content to display the Greater Himalaya region, Rivers of Ice is the result of a collaboration between the Internet Explorer 10 team...

2013-04-13 23:04:10

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. “This trip is one of the most popular adventure tours in the world, but it was closed to foreign tourists in 2012, but now it is...

Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary´s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness. Besides being one of the first men to reach the top of the world, Lowe also participated in the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1957-58. He also made notable expeditions to Greenland and Ethiopia. Lowe and Hillary...

2013-03-03 23:03:51

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is currently offering biking tours to the region. Starting in Lhasa, and lasting for 20 days, the tour finishes in Nepal. The everest base camp trek passes through some of Tibet´s most famous and scenic attractions, including lakes, glaciers and the base...


Latest Himalayas Reference Libraries

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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2008-05-05 23:33:38

The Yellow-throated Marten or Himalayan Marten (Martes flavigula), is a species of marten found in Asia. It ranges through the temperate mountainous forests of the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, including the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula. It is generally solitary. It is distinguished from the Stone Marten by its large size and long limbs and tail; its tail makes up nearly half of the total body length. An adult may weigh as much as 7.5 pounds, and may be more than...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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