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As sub-zero temperatures are being reported across the United States, doctors warn of frostbite danger. Exposure to very cold can cause the skin cells to become frozen and damaged -- sometimes permanently -- and bad cases may necessitate amputation.
Then warm up - and protect yourself from the dangers of frostbite ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe temperatures are hitting most of the country this week, but cold weather is no excuse to sit inside over the long winter months.
A hot dog vendor who paid $362, 201 for the food-vending rights for a New York corner says the prime position is worth every penny. First-time vendor Pasang Sherpa said when the Metropolitan Museum of Art auctioned off the sales rights to two of its corners, he decided to pay an additional $81,701 to
Results of a new study indicate that otherwise healthy older children and adolescents who visit high-altitude destinations may develop acute mountain sickness in the first few days after they arrive.
Most deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest occur during descents from the summit in the so-called death zone, U.S.
Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.
A study of professional mountain climbers has shown that high-altitude exposure can cause subtle white and grey matter changes to the area of the brain involved in motor activity.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- My Urban Sherpa, an insider's guide to the best of New York City, today unveiled its new mobi site: http://www.myurbansherpa.mobi/.
By Jasbir Authi A WARD End pharmacist will be scaling new heights in his quest to raise money for a city charity. Yaser Baig, aged 26, is busy training for a gruelling ten-day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from November 22.
Mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick will be swapping the dangerous peaks of the world to talk to an audience at Stafford Gatehouse theatre next month. He has a reputation of being the most extreme speaker on the mountaineering circuit, with stand-up talents to rival the top comedy acts in the UK.
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