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2012-02-15 16:00:00

Summit, N.J. woman reaches new heights -- Kilimanjaro -- in fitness and obesity battle. Amazing video footage from Big Fat Mountain documentary: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigfatmountain/big-fat-mountain Summit, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Kara Richardson Whitely has taken her uphill battle against obesity to great heights — Mount Kilimanjaro -- and is sharing her story with a documentary called Big Fat Mountain. The 37-year-old Summit, N.J. woman hiked Africa´s...

2012-02-06 10:36:14

The composition of land surface — such as vegetation type and land use — regulates the interaction of radiation, sensible heat and humidity between the land surface and the atmosphere and, thus, influences ground level climate directly. For the first time, the Innsbruck climate scientists quantitatively examined whether land-cover changes (LCC) may potentially affect glacier loss. "We used Kilimanjaro in East Africa as a test case, where a significant decrease of forests at...

2011-07-18 11:16:00

MOUNT KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, seven adventurous men and women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and four with Parkinson's disease (PD), along with nine climbing companions, reached the highest peak in Africa. This is the first time that a group of people with both of these neurodegenerative diseases have united as a committed team to reach a summit this high, all whilst showing solidarity in supporting one another every step of the way. This climb...

2010-12-13 04:37:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Laureus at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=f8b50df0-e6ce-4b60-9de1-6ad6cf829314 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has suspended her first attempt to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania after feeling unwell on the fourth day of the ascent. Martina was assisted down the mountain by porters and driven to the nearby Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre for assessment. She was in good spirits as she left the...

2010-11-01 08:30:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolrich, the choice of adventurers and travelers for more than 180 years, has partnered with Daniel Dorr for the upcoming tour of his book, Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it all on top of Africa. The book chronicles Dorr's journey to the top of Kilimanjaro - in which he succeeded in a Woolrich waterproof breathable jacket - and the lessons learned along the way. This fall Dorr will once again be wearing the brand that helped him achieve his...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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