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2009-02-03 05:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Tenzing becomes one of the first Managed IT Services companies in North America to receive ISO 27001 Certification. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard to define the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and is implemented to ensure strict information security controls. This rigorous certification process touches most aspects of the Tenzing operation, from its internal processes to its physical infrastructure. "We...

2009-01-21 05:00:00

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ - The official launch of Tenzing marks the emergence of a sophisticated and focused managed IT services company honed from over 10 years experience in the industry. Tenzing, a reference to the famous mountain guide who was the first to summit Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, provides expert guidance and IT services to companies challenged with the delivery of enterprise-class business services over the Internet. "What sets Tenzing apart," notes Brian Shepard,...

2008-11-17 07:45:00

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.  The U.S.-designed bucket, which weighs 2.4 pounds and stands 11 inches tall, has an opening that is eight inches in diameter.  To construct the toilet, Sherpa and his team used a plastic bucket and a gas-impervious bag to safely contain and neutralize human waste and trap odor. "I want to promote anything that manages human...

2008-01-11 09:00:00

Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, died today in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88. In the annals of great heroic exploits, the conquest of Mount Everest by Hillary, a lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, and Norgay ranks with the first trek to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen in 1911 and the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh in 1927....

2007-01-14 12:45:00

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Thousands of adventurers have been drawn to Mount Everest by the challenge of climbing to the top of the world. Jeff Clapp was drawn by the trash they leave behind. Inspired by a documentary about Everest's rubbish, Clapp traveled to Nepal and brought a load of discarded oxygen bottles back in 2004. He has created a business of transforming those banged-up, aluminum containers into gleaming bells, bowls and ornaments with a goal of inspiring people to do more to clean up...

2006-05-23 21:24:30

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest, has blamed the commercialization of climbing the world's highest mountain for the death a British climber, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. New Zealand's Hillary, who conquered the summit in May 1953 with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, said he would have abandoned his own summit bid if another climber's life had been in danger. "I think the whole attitude toward climbing Mount Everest has become rather...

2005-07-10 21:38:47

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Edmund Hillary, the first climber to conquer Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide, on Monday urged that the world's highest mountain be placed on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites because of the risks of climate change. Himalayan lakes are swelling from the runoff of melting glaciers, environmental campaigners warned as the 29th session of the U.N. Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee got under way...

2005-06-03 17:20:00

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Two Nepalese climbers were on top of the world this week - not only because they reached the top of Mount Everest but because they got married there in what was believed to be the first wedding on the summit. It was a brief ceremony with no procession, champagne or band - only piles of snow and a breathtaking panorama for bride Moni Mulepati, 24, and groom Pem Dorjee, 23, as they exchanged their vows at 29,035 feet on Monday. "We were there only for 10 minutes, just...

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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

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...

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