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80-Year Old Japanese Man Scales Everest
2013-05-23 13:36:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When some people envision life in their 80s, they picture lounging on a beach in Florida with a coconut-flavored cocktail in their hand. However, Japanese octogenarian Yuichiro Miura decided to take a completely different route into old age. This week, Miura became the oldest man to scale Mt. Everest, using the same route Sir Edmund Hillary traversed almost 60 years ago to the day. "This is the best feeling in the world," Miura said...

2009-05-26 15:39:00

Hahn, Waterfall and Arnot Complete the First Ascent Success SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by renowned First Ascent guide Dave Hahn, the "Return to Everest" expedition's second summit team has reached the top of the world's highest mountain. Hahn was joined on the summit on the morning of May 23 by fellow First Ascent guides Seth Waterfall and Melissa Arnot, as well as members of their production crew and Sherpas. Their successful summit means that all five First Ascent guides on the...

2009-05-06 12:24:00

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Blog Follows Final Summit Push this Week SEATTLE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer's new Born Out There blog brings all the drama of climbing the world's highest mountain to your computer screen. The blog (blog.firstascent.com) takes viewers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition along with legendary climbers Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn. Viesturs, Whittaker and Hahn are part of Eddie Bauer's guide team launching the new First Ascent...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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