All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mountain Climbing’

Mount Everest Shut Down After Avalanche Kills 16

Mount Everest is one of the most dangerous locations on earth where many people die every year. Things came to a head earlier this month when a massive avalanche ripped through the Sherpas carrying supplies up the mountain leaving 16 people dead and three others wounded. In response, the infamous mountain has been shut down. After the shut down, sherpas …

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Mount Everest: Climate Change Making It More Deadly?

“In 1989 when I first climbed Everest there was a lot of snow and ice, but now most of it has just become bare rock.” Nepali climber Apa Sherpa had been quoted by Discovery News about his experiences with perhaps the most formidable mountain on Earth. It seems much has changed since Sherpa first tackled Mount Everest. “Climbing is becoming …

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Hiker Trapped On Mauna Loa Rescued

It was like a nightmare scenario turned Hollywood movie, but it was all too real….and it happened to Alex Sverdlov. The 36-year-old Queens, NY was at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this past week with the intent of trekking to the top of the Mauna Loa volcano. Sverdlov made the 18 mile trip up to the peak and reached the …

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Ray Lewis to Climb Kilimanjaro For Charity

Celebrities and athletes often hold events and donate their time for charity, but it’s not often that one will climb a mountain in the name of children. This week, Ray Lewis pledged to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for children in East Africa. More specifically, his “TackleKili” fund will raise money for clean water projects for children in Africa. …

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Climber Kevin Jorgeson Talks @ Google

Free climber Kevin Jorgeson recently participated in an @Google Talk, to discuss “The Fun Scale”. From the YouTube description: Kevin Jorgeson started climbing at age 12. He hasn’t stopped since. Kevin is known for high level boulder problems and free climbs across the world, from California to New Hampshire to South Africa. Jorgeson and his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell have …

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