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Mount Everest Could One Day Be Ice-free
2011-09-26 08:36:17

  Rapid climate change could soon leave Mount Everest ascenders with an ice-free climb, according to climbers and custodians of the world´s tallest mountain. An international mission, funded by the US and led by the Mountain Institute, was launched to gauge the effects of climate change in the Himalayas. What they discovered was that Mount Everest´s southern approach was losing its ice cover. Meeting in Katmandu to work out practical solutions from the threat of...

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2009-04-06 10:50:00

A 49 year-old Sherpa is planning to conquer Mount Everest for a record-setting time in order to promote environmental protection, the AFP reported. Apa Sherpa will make his 19th voyage to the top of Everest in order to protest the damage inflicted on the world's highest mountain by both climate change and waste left behind from other climbers. Apa said that while climate change is affecting the Himalayas, trash left by climbers has become a concern as well.  On his way down from the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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