Mount Everest

Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of 8,848 m, recognised by China and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.
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  • This Whole Foods worker has an insane side gig: climbing Everest
    New York Post

    This Whole Foods worker has an insane side gig: climbing Everest

    Standing among the produce at the Whole Foods Market where she works as a dishwasher, Lhakpa Sherpa could be any other striving immigrant supporting her family on $11.10 an hour — one dollar above Connecticut's minimum wage. But the 44-year-old mom is exceptional. She's scaled Mount Everest nine times — more than any other woman. “I don't like to draw attention to myself,” the world record holder says matter-of-factly. “It's an important part of my Buddhist upbringing to be humble.” Lhakpa spoke to The Post just over two months after her ninth successful summit of the Himalayan mountain — the highest peak on the planet at 29,029 feet — on May 16. She helped guide a group of international tourists

  • How Much Trash Is on Mount Everest?
    Live Science

    How Much Trash Is on Mount Everest?

    Mount Everest has a mountain of a problem: human waste. And not just leftover camping meals, beer and fuel cans, but human poo, too. So, how much poopy and other garbage calls the planet's highest mountain home? A Tech Times story describes the mountain as "the world's highest garbage dump." But Alton Byers, a mountain geologist at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, said this description is not entirely accurate. The problem, he told Live Science, is worse in areas off the mountain than on it. In surrounding areas, you'll find dozens of landfills at various lodges and villages throughout Sagarmatha National Park, where Mount Everest resides. The

  • Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa missing in Karakoram
    Business Standard India

    Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa missing in Karakoram

    Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa has gone missing while returning with a team of mountaineers after successfully scaling 7,672 metre-high Saser Kangri peak in the Karakoram range. According to police sources, the seasoned mountaineer from Darjeeling fell into a crevasse on Friday. Pemba's wife told reporters that the family lost all communications with him since July 13 and she is hoping for a miracle to see her husband again. "Last Friday, a representative of Tibetan police brought the news that Pemba Sherpa is missing," she said. According to local police sources, a Tibetan police team has started conducting searches at the spot from this morning. The Darjeeling administration

  • '53-year-old Bahl eyeing mount Mckinley in Alaska
    Business Standard India

    '53-year-old Bahl eyeing mount Mckinley in Alaska

    Sangeeta Sindhi Bahl, the oldest woman from India to conquer Mount Everest, is now eyeing Mount Mckinley in Alaska in order to realise her dream of scaling summits across the seven continents. "Mount Everest at a highest of 29,035 feet was the sixth summit scaled by me at the age of 47 (in May) and I am looking forward to make it to Mount Mckinley in Alaska in June next year to complete my quest of climbing seven summits spread across seven continents in the world," Bahl, founder director of Impact Image Consultants, told reporters here. Bahl, who broke the record of Premlata Agarwal to become the oldest Indian woman to scale the Everest at the age of 47 said she feels stronger and fitter at

  • Former Navy SEAL: Thailand Cave Rescue Is Like 'Climbing Mount Everest'
    Fox News Insider

    Former Navy SEAL: Thailand Cave Rescue Is Like 'Climbing Mount Everest'

    A former Navy SEAL and combat swimmer said that the dangerous and harrowing rescue of a soccer team trapped in a flooded Thailand cave was comparable to climbing the tallest mountain in the world. Jake Zweig said on "Fox & Friends" that he was confident in the SEALs working to rescue the 12 boys and their coach, but that there is a possibility of a rescuer losing his life. Several of the boys emerged from the cave on Sunday, about eight hours after 18 divers began their operation to free them. The group had been trapped in the flooded cavern for more than two weeks after exploring it following a practice game. Zweig said that the difficult rescue mission was comparable to climbing Mount Everest.

  • Because it's there...
    The Telegraph

    Because it's there...

    There is something called the near point of the human eye. If anything is kept at a distance nearer, the eye finds it difficult to focus. And that is why we must begin our story from the far point - that farthest point at which the image still retains clarity, doesn't blur to the eye. That is why we begin our story with Poland. World War II saw the tiny nation in central Europe pillaged in turns by Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Then came the Cold War followed by the Communist regime. Sliced, diced and violated in every possible way, the crushed country gave birth to a strange tribe, a brood of climbers with an indomitable spirit who surmounted peak after Himalayan peak, inadequate alpine equipment

  • This Rolex Made the First Solo, Nonstop Sail Around the World
    Bloomberg

    This Rolex Made the First Solo, Nonstop Sail Around the World

    In 1969, Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping. The Apollo 11 Moon landing had the full weight of the NASA “machine” behind it, making available the most cutting edge technology of the time. A couple of years ago, I wrote a story about the Rolex worn by Sir Francis Chichester, who completed own solo circumnavigation in 1967, with one stopover in Australia.

  • This Rolex Made the First Solo, Nonstop Sail Around the World
    Bloomberg

    This Rolex Made the First Solo, Nonstop Sail Around the World

    In 1969, Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping. The Apollo 11 Moon landing had the full weight of the NASA “machine” behind it, making available the most cutting edge technology of the time. A couple of years ago, I wrote a story about the Rolex worn by Sir Francis Chichester, who completed own solo circumnavigation in 1967, with one stopover in Australia.

  • 米金融・債券市場=債券利回り1カ月ぶり低水準、貿易懸念続く
    JP

    米金融・債券市場=債券利回り1カ月ぶり低水準、貿易懸念続く

    [ニューヨーク 28日 ロイター] - 米東部時間 価格 利回り コード 30年債(指標 15時26分 102*30.00 2.9758% 前営業日終 103*01.50 2.9700% 値 10年債(指標銘 15時25分 100*08.00 2.8456% 前営業日終 100*13.00 2.8270% 値 5年債(指標銘 15時25分 99*17.00 2.7260% 柄) 前営業日終 99*20.13 2.7050% 値

  • Plainview Daily Herald

    Body of climber who fell to death recovered in Wyoming

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — National park rangers in western Wyoming have recovered the body of a climber who fell to his death. Grand Teton National Park officials say they believe 27-year-old Burak Akil of Wayne, New Jersey, was climbing alone Sunday on Teewinot Mountain. Akil apparently fell while headed back down the 12,300-foot (3,800-meter) mountain. A co-worker reported Akil missing after he didn't report to work Monday. Searchers soon found Akil on the east face of Teewinot and used a helicopter to recover his body. Park officials say Akil was wearing a helmet and had appropriate climbing gear, including an ice axe and crampons.

  • Victoria Pendleton reveals depression battle since pulling out of Everest climb
    Express.co.uk

    Victoria Pendleton reveals depression battle since pulling out of Everest climb

    NC Victoria Pendleton and Ben Fogle on Mount Everest In May, the gold medal-winning cyclist was on course to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain with TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, but was advised by doctors to cut the trip short due to health issues. She has now said she has been coping with depression since then, and that she is still very unwell. Pendleton, 37, told Radio Times magazine: "I've been suffering with depression since I got back from Everest. "I feel psychologically and physiologically damaged. It's like I've taken a real battering Victoria Pendleton "It's really put me through the wringer, and that has been harder than any disappointment about not making it

  • Business Standard

    PM meets tribal students who scaled Mt Everest

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met a group of tribal students from Maharashtra who had scaled Mt. Everest last month. The students were a part of a team of the 'Mission Shaurya' initiative of the Adivasi Vikas Vibhag of the Maharashtra government. Five students out of the group of 10 had successfully scaled the world's highest peak in May. The students shared their experiences during the training and ascent of Mt. Everest. The Prime Minister congratulated the students on their achievements. Felicitating the students, he exhorted them to take up a sports and pursue it regularly. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present on the occasion. --IANS mak/vd