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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...


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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