Articles Tagged ‘Everest’

Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest

Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest May 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Often called the human polar bear, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person ever to swim under the summit at Mount Everest. Pugh crossed the 1KM wide Lake Pumori in 22 minutes and 51 seconds. This glacial lake sits at 17,000 feet above sea level and the water was a crisp two degrees Celsius –...

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains May 3, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Last week in Nepal, South Korean Oh Eun-sun reached the summit of the 26,545-foot Himalayan mountain Annapurna, and as she crawled towards its peak, she likewise worked her way into the record books to be the first woman to climb and conquer the world’s fourteen highest mountains. AP has video of...

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash April 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
An elite team of 20 Sherpas will begin climbing on May 1 to remove tons of trash and the bodies of climbers who perished in Everest’s “death zone,” notorious as the mountain’s most treacherous stretch.  Over 26,240 feet (8,000 meters) above sea level, the “death zone”...

Thirteen Year Old Californian Attempts Everest

Thirteen Year Old Californian Attempts Everest April 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Reaching new heights in everything we do is not uncommon human behavior – a promotion, a new car, a big house, these are all things to mark accomplishments that we undertake and succeed in. However, not everyone’s idea of accomplishment comes with material possession. Thirteen year old Californian...

Weekend Reading: Naughty Texts, Loss of Free Meals, and Hangover Reducers

Weekend Reading: Naughty Texts, Loss of Free Meals, and Hangover Reducers March 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Have you been a good little worker bee and ignored your RSS feeds for the entirety of the week? Do you feel like checking your twitter account constantly is a sign of moral weakness? Does thinking about travel while starting at spreadsheets seem like an improper use of time? If so, here’s an overview...