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2008-08-31 00:00:22

Two city men have completed their 'ultimate challenge' of cycling, kayaking and climbing across Great Britain - and raised pounds10,000 for charity in the process.

2006-01-05 08:46:16

MT. KILIMANJARO, Tanzania (Reuters) - Three American tourists were killed when rocks tumbled down Mount Kilimanjaro and smashed into climbers preparing to scale the peak of Africa's highest mountain, officials said on Thursday.

2005-07-28 07:29:17

By Ceri Radford ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - The sound of "yo yo yo lue lu" conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district.

2005-07-27 07:35:00

The sound of 'yo yo yo lue lu' conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district.


Latest Mountain Reference Libraries

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

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2012-06-15 05:22:32

Symbol: LILI Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LALI3 Lacinaria ligulistylis A. Nelson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, IL, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, SD, WI, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • 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.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.