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2010-03-29 04:05:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiming to be the first person ever with Brachial Plexus Palsy to climb Mt. Everest and all of the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent around the world), Paul Fejtek along with his wife Denise are getting closer to realizing their dreams while seeing to it that the dreams of others are fulfilled as well. What started as a small group of supportive friends and family has turned into much broader participation by many in an initiative...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, The Original Outdoor Outfitter®, is turning 90. When Mr. Bauer first opened for business in 1920, his "Eddie Bauer's Tennis Shop" was renting space in a gun shop in downtown Seattle. Within a year he had his own storefront and became renowned as an outfitter and innovator. While he built his business serving hunters and fishermen of the Pacific Northwest, he went on to become America's premier expedition...

2010-02-09 11:23:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel announced today that Aleya Littleton of Kensington, Md., is the winner of its What's Your Everest? contest, an online challenge that encouraged entrants to declare their personal goals for the chance to receive $10,000 toward fulfillment of their aspirations. Littleton's video entry was chosen among hundreds of video and essay submissions. Littleton, a science instructor with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,...

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2010-01-21 12:10:00

A group of 20 Nepalese climbers, led by mountain-climbing pro Namgyal Sherpa, are planning a high-risk expedition to clean up the trash and debris left behind by mountaineers on Mount Everest, AFP recently reported. Environmental activists say Everest has become a junkyard, littered with everything from human waste to corpses of those who never came back down, which do not decompose in the extreme environment of Everest. "Everest is losing her beauty," Sherpa, 30, told AFP. "The top of the...

2009-12-14 12:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Students and instructors from Everest College - one of the Pacific Northwest's leading career colleges with nine campuses in Oregon and Washington - are taking the stress out of the holidays during the third annual "Knotty to Nice" event, offering a complimentary massage clinic for shoppers. The students, in training to be licensed massage therapists (LMTs), and instructors will be available on a first come, first serve basis to provide complimentary...

2009-11-19 12:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College plans to open its first campus in Santa Ana to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education in Orange County. Santa Ana is the county seat and most populous city in Orange County. Everest's parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has been headquartered in Santa Ana since its founding in 1995. The 37,109-square-foot campus facility will be located in the Civic Center Professional Plaza at 505 Civic...

2009-11-18 08:00:00

NORTH AURORA, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Few teachers can motivate students like Wendy Skonie. Her medical assisting class at Everest College - North Aurora boasts a 98% student satisfaction rating and 98.6% student retention rate, making it one of the most successful programs on the campus. Skonie's inspirational and instructional skills have not gone unnoticed. Last month, Skonie, an Aurora resident, was honored with the College's national Dream Maker Award for excellence in...

2009-11-17 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel, through a partnership with Universal Sports, has teamed up with six U.S. Winter Olympic athletes to star in a series of motivational videos that explore their dreams and goals by answering the question, "What's your Everest?" Universal Sports will air the athletes' video vignettes now through the end of 2009 during its coverage of major winter sporting events on its broadcast channel carried by cable and satellite TV...

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2009-10-19 13:25:00

A Chinese official said Monday that scientists have begun operating an earthquake monitoring station at the foot of Mount Everest in an effort to learn more about the world's highest peak, The Associated Press reported. Shang Rongbo, a deputy director with the regional seismology bureau, said the station, which began operating over the weekend, is located at about 14,000 feet in Tibet's Tingri County. The station will support real-time collection of data about seismic events along the...

2009-10-07 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eddie Bauer will launch First Ascent in 183 of its stores across North America on October 12, 2009. First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's new line of expedition-quality mountaineering outerwear, apparel, and gear built by a team of the world's foremost mountain guides, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Dave Hahn. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/eddiebauer/40168/ (Photo:...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'