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2010-12-23 02:07:51

Adventure seekers are plunking down more than $50,000 to climb Mount Everest, but a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that people who pay for transformative experiences often lack the communitarian spirit that usually defines such activities. "In order to escape the rules, contraptions, and stresses of daily life in the city, many people search for new and liberating experiences that transcend their normal bureaucratic and corporate existence," write authors Glnur Tumbat...

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2010-10-28 13:25:00

A private telecom firm took high-speed Internet facilities to new heights on Thursday after launching Nepal's first 3G services at the base camp of Mount Everest. The installation will help tens of thousands of mountain climbers who visit the world's tallest peak. The climbers have to depend on expensive satellite phones to remain in touch with their families as the remote region lacks proper communication. Nepali telecom company Ncell said the new facility is the first 3G setup at the...

2010-10-21 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College - San Francisco will host a debate Tuesday, Oct. 26 on Proposition 19, the California ballot measure that would legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use for adults. The Everest debate on this controversial proposition will be unique, featuring proponent Dr. Ari Khan, who represents one of California's largest state approved vendors of medicinal marijuana products. Arguing against the proposition will be Everest College...

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...

2010-09-02 01:00:00

- Stratos ChatCard Data enables prepaid, individual Internet access for each member of the expedition team - BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that the Eddie Bauer First Ascent expedition team successfully deployed Inmarsat's BGAN mobile broadband satellite communications service on its historic Mount Everest expedition in May. With an elevation of more than...

2010-08-25 12:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Attitudes, insights and fears among California workers will be revealed Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. PDT in the California Labor Day Survey, followed by a live webcast panel discussion at 10 a.m. PDT with the state's leading economists and jobs experts. The second annual survey, conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College, was designed to determine the effects of the economy on workplace sentiment and how it is affecting those in search...

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2010-08-02 11:10:10

Research considers role of weather in historic Everest tragedy Their legend has inspired generations of mountaineers since their ill-fated attempt to climb Everest over 80 years ago, and now a team of scientists believe they have discovered another important part of the puzzle as to why George Mallory and Andrew Irvine never returned from their pioneering expedition. The research, published in Weather, explores the unsolved mystery and uses newly uncovered historical data collected during...

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2010-07-17 06:15:00

New photos taken from the same spot that British climber George Mallory captured on camera in 1921 show significant ice loss. The Asia Society (AS) arranged for the pictures to be taken. "The photographs reveal a startling truth: the ice of the Himalaya is disappearing," according to an AS statement. "They reveal an alarming loss in ice mass over an 89-year period." The photos taken by Mallory reveal a powerful, white, S-shaped sweep of ice on the mountain. Mountaineer David Breashears took...

2010-07-16 13:23:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned adventurer Alison Levine made history by becoming one of the few Americans to complete the Adventure Grand Slam -- climbing the highest peak on each continent (Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, Carstensz Pyramid, Everest) and skiing to both the North and South Poles. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that Alison was born with a life-threatening heart defect that prohibited her from even climbing stairs,...

2010-05-26 04:05:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Fejtek has successfully achieved his goal of being the first person with Brachial Plexus Palsy to climb all Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). With wife Denise by his side, Paul reached the earth's highest peak and paused for a moment to take it all in. "Standing on the summit of Mt. Everest was truly amazing," he said. "It was the experience of a lifetime." Brachial Plexus Palsy is a birth injury affecting muscles in the...


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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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