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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.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec.
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.
NORTH AURORA, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Few teachers can motivate students like Wendy Skonie.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel, through a partnership with Universal Sports, has teamed up with six U.S.
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.
SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eddie Bauer will launch First Ascent in 183 of its stores across North America on October 12, 2009.
Three adventurers say they have successfully completed an extremely high-altitude skydive, jumping from 20,000 feet onto a spot near Mount Everest in Nepal. Leo Dickinson, Ralph Mitchell and Ramesh Chandra Tripathi jumped Wednesday from an airplane onto a sandy plateau near the Sherpa village of Gorak Shep, which at an altitude of 16,945 feet, became the world's highest drop zone, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported. It was not just Everest.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept.
BEIJING, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has seen a huge increase in Chinese tourists visiting Nepal.
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 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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