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2011-07-20 13:33:09

Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height. The Himalayan country has continued to recognize decades-old measurement of 29,028-feet, though U.S. climbers and China have made new measurements. Land Reforms Ministry spokesman Gopal Giri said Wednesday that the government decided last week during its annual budget speech to take the new measurement.  He said the plans will entail placing three reference points...

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...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Founder of The Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation Completes Dream Quest to Conquer the World's Highest Mountain in Hopes of Inspiring Children and Others to Achieve Their Dreams San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Jeffrey Gottfurcht has achieved the amazing feat of climbing Mount Everest.* Not only did he reach the summit under extremely treacherous conditions that led others to postpone their climbs, he is the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis to conquer the...

2011-06-21 09:01:00

DALLAS, June, 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Group today unveiled the first assessment model to give enterprises a data-driven business case that identifies optimal IT workloads for migration to public, private or hybrid clouds as part of a comprehensive IT transformation. The Everest Group Cloud Value Assessment Model(TM) (EG CVAM(TM))is used by the NGIT Practice to perform analytics on an enterprise's complete portfolio of IT workloads rather than looking at a single workload as an...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

The Ephraim Gildor Foundation will provide generous funding to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute for new areas of sports medicine and shoulder research including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff repair, shoulder separation and more. Vail, CO (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The Ephraim Gildor Foundation, an organization that contributes to the advancement of science and education, has bestowed a $1,000,000 grant to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO. The grant opens new areas of...

2011-06-08 11:04:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Securities, LLC, (www.hunterwise.com), announced today that its client, leading privately-held spinal implant device maker SeaSpine, Inc., has been acquired by Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $89 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. After the combination, the spine and orthobiologics portfolio is now the largest component of Integra's orthopedics revenue category. "SeaSpine is...

2011-04-28 00:00:27

Wendy Booker, a 57 year old climber, runner, and explorer with multiple sclerosis, has beaten the odds yet again"¦ this time conquering the North Pole via dog sled. Beverly, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Overcoming sub-zero temperatures, high winds and unfavorable conditions on the arctic ice, on April 23rd Wendy Booker became the first person with MS to stand at the North Pole. After trekking the last degree to the North Pole with her canine and human teammates, Wendy awoke to near...

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2011-04-07 07:55:00

A team of 58 people will take part in a mission to pick up trash left behind from years of climbs up the slopes of the world's highest peak, AFP reports. Apa Sherpa, 51, who will count this ascent as his record-holding twenty-first climb, will lead the Eco Everest Expedition 2011 to collect four tons of garbage under a "Cash for Trash" program funded by Asian Trekking, a guide company that organizes climbs in the region. The expedition is planning on a diverse and far-flung group of...

2011-02-25 03:01:00

LONDON, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - 'The dream continues' Everest Poker has signed 4 former Live the Dream 2010 players to become part of Team Everest 2011. After representing Everest Poker at the best tournaments in the world for a full year, the dream continues for Javier Martinez (ES), Koen de Bakker (NL), Tobias Wagner (DE) and Leonard Truche (FR). The four newest members of Team Everest, all learned to play poker with Everest and have long been active members...

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2011-02-22 14:13:15

Organizers said Tuesday that 15 Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas. The civil servants from different ministries, including tourism, education and foreign affairs, are between the ages 27 and 54 and they aim to reach the top of the world's highest peak during the main climbing season in May. The $420,000 cost of the expedition is being covered by the state, and Laxman...


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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...

Karl Henize
2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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