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Top Of The World: Google Maps Show Off Everest And Other Peaks
2013-03-18 16:37:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It was George Leigh Mallory who may have famously replied to the question “why do you want to climb Mount Everest” with the answer “because it´s there.” Whether he actually said those words or not is left to the ages, but what is certain is that Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine likely never made it to the summit of the world´s highest peak. Even if they did, which has been left to...

2010-10-21 00:00:40

Teen and Family Set Two New Mountaineering World Records Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 On a clear night in May 2010, in subzero temperatures, Jordan Romero, age 13, started his final, 26-hour leg of the steep and dangerous climb up the northeast ridge of Mt. Everest. The day before, he, along with his father, stepmother and three Sherpa guides, had entered Camp 3 and the "death zone""”these are altitudes higher than 26,246 feet, wherein the body uses up its store of oxygen...


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