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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.
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).
A Nepalese Sherpa said on Tuesday, after breaking his own record by making a 20th ascent of Mount Everest, that the world's highest peak is getting more dangerous to climb because of climate change.
An Australian adventurer plans to solve Mount Everest's greatest mystery this week by searching for long-lost evidence that the peak was conquered in 1924, 29 years earlier than previously thought.
A meeting between officials from China and Nepal has settled a longstanding dispute regarding the official height of Mount Everest.
IRVINE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiming to be the first person ever with Brachial Plexus Palsy to climb Mt.
SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, The Original Outdoor OutfitterÂ®, 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.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb.
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.
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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