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2013-05-22 20:21:22

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21st, Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot summited Mt. Everest for the fifth time, the most of any woman in history. Arnot's celebratory summit falls only weeks after the 50(th) Anniversary of the historic 1963 expedition outfitted by Eddie Bauer that marked the first American summit of the mountain by Jim Whittaker and his Sherpa partner, Nawang Gombu, and later by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld via the West Ridge. (Logo:...

2012-06-13 02:26:27

SEATTLE, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guides, Dave Hahn and Melissa Arnot returned home this week from two months in Nepal as part of an Eddie Bauer expedition to commemorate the historic Everest summits of 1963. That year marked two major achievements for American Mountaineering - Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest along with his Sherpa partner, Nawang Gombu. Three weeks later, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld summited via the...

2012-03-13 08:00:00

SEATTLE, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1963, Eddie Bauer outfitted the most famous expedition in American mountaineering history. On May 1, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest, along with his Sherpa partner, Nawang Gombu. Three weeks later, on May 22, four of Whittaker's teammates attempted an even more spectacular feat--a rendezvous at the top of the world by approaching the summit via two different routes, the South Col and the unclimbed West Ridge. This was...

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2010-01-21 12:10:00

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, AFP recently reported. Environmental activists say Everest has become a junkyard, littered with everything from human waste to corpses of those who never came back down, which do not decompose in the extreme environment of Everest. "Everest is losing her beauty," Sherpa, 30, told AFP. "The top of the...