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2009-05-19 13:22:00

Viesturs and Whittaker Return Eddie Bauer to the Top of the World SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of May 19, two legendary mountaineers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition reached the highest point on Earth. Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker stood on the summit with members of their production crew before descending to High Camp at 26,000 feet. Forced to spend an extra 24 hours in the "death zone" while waiting for high winds and whiteout conditions to improve,...

2009-05-08 07:00:00

MOUNT EVEREST, Kathmandu, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BetOnline.com, one of the web's most popular online betting destinations, has revealed that the company has embarked on an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The BetOnline.com team will attempt to create a new world record by placing the first bet from the summit of Mount Everest. "We intend to prove that our slogan: 'Bet Online...From Anywhere!' is more than just a slogan. With BetOnline.com, you really can bet from anywhere," said...

2009-05-06 12:24:00

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Blog Follows Final Summit Push this Week SEATTLE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer's new Born Out There blog brings all the drama of climbing the world's highest mountain to your computer screen. The blog (blog.firstascent.com) takes viewers on the First Ascent "Return to Everest" expedition along with legendary climbers Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn. Viesturs, Whittaker and Hahn are part of Eddie Bauer's guide team launching the new First Ascent...

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2009-04-10 15:40:00

Steve "Ark" Vander Ark takes a deep breath at the foot of the stairs in a lonely, dusky stairwell, then turns and heads up ten long flights of steps "“ for the eighth time. He'll repeat this ritual thrice more, for a total of 100 flights of stairs, in the NASA Johnson Space Center building where he works. And to top it all off, he's wearing a fully-laden backpack. Why? He's getting ready to climb Mount Everest. Why? Because it's there "“ and because he wants to do a NASA...

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2009-04-06 10:50:00

A 49 year-old Sherpa is planning to conquer Mount Everest for a record-setting time in order to promote environmental protection, the AFP reported. Apa Sherpa will make his 19th voyage to the top of Everest in order to protest the damage inflicted on the world's highest mountain by both climate change and waste left behind from other climbers. Apa said that while climate change is affecting the Himalayas, trash left by climbers has become a concern as well.  On his way down from the...

2009-03-09 07:00:00

QUERETARO, Mexico, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Everest Group, a leading provider of Manufacturing Startup and Shelter Services, is opening an office in the Mexican State of Zacatecas in support of the growth of the aerospace industry. The Aerospace industry is booming in Mexico as many companies have identified the location as highly strategic in reaching the cost competitiveness of this global industry. Major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have recently established factories in the...

2009-03-06 17:41:23

A group of 10 female mountaineers in Nepal announced in the capital, Kathmandu, that they plan to scale the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. The women said Friday that they climbed Mount Everest on Nepal's border with China last May and they are now planning expeditions to climb Mount Aconcagua of Argentina, Mount McKinley of the United States, Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Vinson Massif of Antarctica, Mount Kosciusko of Australia and Mount...

2009-02-27 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold return to its heritage, Eddie Bauer has joined up with a dream team of mountaineers to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent. First Ascent combines Eddie Bauer's legacy as the original expedition outfitter with the expertise of some of today's most renowned mountain guides and climbers, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Dave Hahn. "We've assembled the dream team to design and build the most significant new line of...

2009-02-16 14:18:10

A Nepalese man says he and his two younger brothers plan to attempt a world record by spending 24 hours on Mount Everest's peak. Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 31, said he and his brothers Nima Gyalzen and Phurba Tenzing plan to start their expedition April 1 with a goal of reaching the summit of the Earth's highest mountain in May, the BBC reported Monday. The current record is 20 hours on the summit. Pemba says he and his brothers, who have all scaled the mountain before, will spend 24 hours on top of...

2009-02-10 06:30:00

DULLES, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest(R) Software, the leading retail and wholesale business management software, launched their Independent Software Vender (ISV) program. The first partnership in this new program is with Green eStep, a privately held software services company, which will market and support Everest Software products in the Asian and Middle East region. Everest partnered with Green eStep to take advantage of the growing and outperforming SMB market in these countries....


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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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