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The Wildernesss Medical Society and their Nepal partner, Peak Promotions, have announced they will be sponsoring a Everest Base Camp Trek in 2013. Salt Lake
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is celebrating Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay’s Mount Everest victory of May 29, 1953 with another Super Tuesday, giving vigilant travellers an opportunity to experience
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...
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.