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Jan Morris, Legendary Travel Writer And Memoirist, 94

Morris established her reputation with dispatches from Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb of Mount Everest – she went 3/4 of the way up herself – and continued as a journalist interviewing everyone from Che Guevara to Guy Burgess. In a book review, “Anatole Broyard extolled Ms. Morris’s travel books as ‘oddly reassuring, showing us that there are more ways of experiencing cultures than most of us supposed.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mount Everest, Che Guevara, Morris, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Guy Burgess, Anatole Broyard, 11.21.20, Jan Morris Legendary Travel


'We knocked the bastard off': rare photographs of Edmund Hillary's Everest expedition

More than half a century ago, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Everest. Now a collection of rare photos from Hillary’s life is up for auction in New Zealand, featuring scenes of the climbers tackling the world’s tallest peak Continue reading...
Tags: Everest, Nepal, Mountaineering, Antarctica, New Zealand, Hillary, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay


Edmund Hillary high-end retail starts its ascent

Specialist outdoor clothing retail store Edmund Hillary, bearing the signature of the legendary Kiwi adventurer, has opened its flagship store at Auckland's new Commercial Bay as part of its ascent into global markets.It's the second... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Edmund Hillary, Commercial Bay


The Art of the Personal Project: Michael Greenberg

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do n...
Tags: Photography, Everest, Michael Greenberg, Lola, Personal Project, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Sherpa, Khumbu, Rob Hall, Edmund Hillary, Ang Dorje, Everest Into Thin Air, Boise Idaho Lakpa Dorjee, Kanchha Sherpa


‘No self respecting climber would call that climbing’ - Telegraph readers on Everest ‘carnage'

For scores of intrepid mountaineers, reaching the summit of Mount Everest remains the ultimate climbing achievement. However, news this week of ‘carnage’ on the world’s tallest mountain has concerned climbers and non-climbers alike. Canadian filmmaker Elia Saikaly, who has climbed the mountain several times, vowed never to return after a “horrific” season during which he had to climb over a dead body on his way to the mountain’s summit. Photographs of queues of climbers waiting in the notorious ...
Tags: News, Earth, Everest, Nepal, Royal Navy, Telegraph, Venice, Mount Everest, Machu Picchu, Francis Drake, Seaton, Ben Nevis, Edmund Hillary, Elia Saikaly, Rob Clapp, Guy Conway


Everest deaths blamed on budget firms and influx of inexperienced climbers

An American mountaineer has become the 11th person in two weeks to die on Mount Everest as Sherpas and tour operators alike blame an influx of inexperienced climbers and budget tour operators for the spike in fatalities. Christopher John Kulish, 61, from Colorado, did not show any sign of distress when summiting the world’s highest mountain on Monday morning but died suddenly after descending. With a record number of climbers permitted to climb Everest this year, bottle necks have also contribut...
Tags: Asia, Tibet, News, Colorado, Everest, Telegraph, Madison, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Garrett Madison, Tenzing Norgay, Christopher John Kulish, north east Nepal, NARENDRA SHRESTHA EPA EFE, Krishma Poudel, Temba Tsheri Sherpa


These myths about Mount Everest feed its mystique

Ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit Mount Everest in 1953, adventurers the world over have tried to follow in their footsteps.
Tags: News, Stories, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay


The myths that feed Everest's mystique

Ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit Mount Everest in 1953, adventurers the world over have tried to follow in their footsteps.
Tags: News, Everest, Stories, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay


Equipped for adventure: Conrad Anker

Lifestyle 5 ways to stay physically equipped for adventure Kitt Doucette Mar 30, 2019 ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Interview, Climbing, Antarctica, National Geographic, Anker, North Face, All, Meru, Chin, KCC, Conrad, Mt Everest, Conrad Anker, Jenni


Climate change melts Mount Everest's ice, exposing dead bodies of past climbers

Mt. Everest is the final resting place of about 200 climbers who never made it down.Recent glacial melting, caused by global warming, has made many of the bodies previously hidden by ice and snow visible again. While many bodies are quite visible and well known, others are renowned for being lost for decades. People die trying to reach the top of Mt. Everest. While about 5,000 people have gotten to the top and came back down to tell the tale, 300 have not and 200 bodies remain on the mountain. M...
Tags: Climate Change, Kodak, Bbc, Everest, Innovation, Mount Everest, Glacier, Irving, David Sharp, Irvine, George Mallory, Mt Everest, Mallory, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Alan Arnette


‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

Fifty years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary was a member of The Explorers Club. Now Elon Musk and younger tech-savvy millennials are filling in the ranks.
Tags: News, Organizations, Ny, Science and Technology, Edmund Hillary, Explorers Club, Societies and Clubs, Upper East Side (Manhattan, Exploration and Explorers, The Explorers Club Now Elon Musk


Isaac Asimov Predicts the Future of Civilization–and Recommends Ways to Ensure That It Survives (1978)

When we talk about what could put an end to civilization today, we usually talk about climate change. The frightening scientific research behind that phenomenon has, apart from providing a seemingly infinite source of fuel for the blaze of countless political debates, also inspired a variety of dystopian visions, credible and otherwise, of no small number of science-fiction writers. One wonders what a science-fictional mind of, say, Isaac Asimov's caliber would make of it. Asimov died in...
Tags: Google, College, Stanford, United States, Sci Fi, Seoul, Mount Everest, Facebook Twitter, Isaac Asimov, Asimov, Edmund Hillary, Paul Ehrlich, Colin Marshall, Tenzing Norgay, 21st Century Los Angeles, Computerization Global Co


Himalayan Challenge Day 1

This March Im taking part in the Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge and walking 8848 steps a day 1 step for each metre of the height of Everest 8848m to raise funds for the people of Nepal.Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary built the first schools a
Tags: Travel, Everest, Nepal, Edmund Hillary


Sir Edmund Hillary retail brand opens first store in Queenstown, gears up for global expansion

An outdoor clothing brand created in memory of Sir Edmund Hillary has opened the doors to its first store and is gearing up for global expansion.The social enterprise, which donates half of all sales to various charities and philanthropic... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Queenstown, Edmund Hillary


50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch

Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. Are you hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced? Unique travel adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of a mountain. Snorkeling with sea turtles. ...
Tags: Travel Inspiration, Angelina Jolie, Richard Branson, John Muir, Hunter S Thompson, Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kerouac, Travel Tips, Ewan McGregor, Eric Roth, Seth Godin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Douglas Adams, Pico Iyer, Henry David Thoreau


50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch In 2019

Adventure Quotes for Outdoor Inspiration Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. We’ve all been there. Hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced… Adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of...
Tags: Travel Inspiration, Richard Branson, John Muir, Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kerouac, Travel Tips, Ewan McGregor, Eric Roth, Thompson, Seth Godin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Douglas Adams, Hunter, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson


If Your Goals Don’t Scare You, You’re Setting Them Wrong

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo When I was six years old, my alcoholic mother forced me to drink saltwater, then laughed in my face as I vomited into the sink. By the time I was 20, I was in an abusive relationship with a man. I had anorexia and had been depressed for 13 years. Now, I’m 30 and I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics. I’ve competed as a weightlifter and climbed...
Tags: Motivation, Goals, Happiness, Success, Nepal, Lifehacks, Hillary, Fiji, Thomas Edison, Wright Brothers, Don, Edmund Hillary


Best Sneaker Ad Ever

Sir Edmund Hillary wearing his Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in a Himalayan village in Nepal. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
Tags: Pets, Nepal, Edmund Hillary, PBurns, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars


Everest's Hillary Step now a 'slope': climbers

Mount Everest's Hillary Step -- a rocky outcrop just below the summit -- is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock face named after Everest's first summiteer Edmund Hillary has been the subject of intense speculation since climbers last year declared it had gone. "The Hillary Step is not like we've known it to be," said Nepali guide Dawa Phinjo Lama Bhote, one of seven climbers AFP spoke to.
Tags: Science, Everest, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Hillary Step, Dawa Phinjo Lama Bhote


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

Why did Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climb Mount Everest? Because they could. Why did Jeep build the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? Because they had the Hellcat engine sitting there at their disposal and too much time on their hands. Does stuffing a 707 horsepower, supercharged V8 into the nose of the new Grand Cherokee make sense? It does if you want the ultimate all-wheel drive vehicle that will launch you to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. But it comes at a hefty price.  This weekend, we ...
Tags: US, Autos, Epa, Car Reviews, Mount Everest, Jeep, Brembo, Harman Kardon, Grand Cherokee, Uconnect, Edmund Hillary, Denis Flierl, Tenzing Norgay, Trackhawk, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review, Black Satin Aluminum


Sir Edmund Hillary's feats inspire high end clothing label

A new high-end, outdoor clothing range inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary will weave in the mountaineering legend's devotion to helping others.Co-founded by Peter Hillary, Sir Ed's son, the brand, named Edmund Hillary, will launch at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary Sir Ed


Celebrity Picks: Elias Weiss Friedman's Favorite Reads of 2017

In 2015, Friedman published The Dogist, a bestselling collection 1,000 images of dogs collected from his wildly successful blog. There's only one way to go from there: The Dogist Puppies, a book filled with 1,000 pictures of puppies, of course. With sections on Ears, Big Paws, Cones of Shame, Learning to Walk, and Fancy Outfits, let's just all stop reading this and buy it for the dog-lover in your life, how many of them there might be. What does Friedman like to read? It's not always this adorab...
Tags: Books, Friedman, Edmund Hillary, Flach, Jon Foro, Elias Weiss Friedman, Tim Flach, Matt Hranek, FDR Paul Newman, Richard Dawkins Dawkins, Dogist Shop


Plutonian Names

For the first 85 years after its discovery, Pluto was a faceless world — an iceball too far away for us to see any of its features. The New Horizons spacecraft filled in those features when it flew past Pluto in 2015. It found mountains, ridges, and vast expanses of ice. And now, 11 of those features have names. The names were bestowed by a committee of the International Astronomical Union. It adopted several names that were suggested by the New Horizons team. It also selected names recommended ...
Tags: Space, New Horizons, Pluto, Mount Everest, Iau, International Astronomical Union, Damond Benningfield, Clyde Tombaugh, Edmund Hillary, Sputnik Plains, Tenzig Norgay, Venetia Burney, FeaturesPluto StarDate


Levavi Oculos

Probably if you asked someone to name their favorite Psalm, at least someone who is familiar with the Psalms, they probably come up with Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd.” For some reason, that one really strikes chords in people’s lives, so much so that it’s almost a given that someone who has planned out their own burial service or celebration of life has already picked Psalm 23 to be read or recited at the event. There are 149 other Psalms, but that seems to be the top choice.   But among t...
Tags: Religion, God, Moses, Jericho, Edmund Hillary, Speaking to the Soul, Linda Ryan, Wikimedia Commons Like, Psalm 121, Levavi Oculos, Episcopal Church of the Nativity North Scottsdale, Anna Purna


Boman Desai : Trio: A Novel Biography of the Schumanns and Brahms

A novel that explores the complex relationships among classical composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann and the latter’s pianist/composer wife, Clara. When Schumann, then a young law student, first meets Clara Josephine Wieck, she’s a 9-year-old child. She’s already gaining a reputation as a pianist, though, and when he sees her play, he comes to the realization that he must devote his own life to music. He convinces Clara’s father, Friedrich, to take him on as a piano student, and he m...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Life, India, US, Iran, Chicago, Harvard, Bravo, Mumbai, Clara, Bombay, Robert, Tolstoy, Richard Strauss


Sir Edmund Hillary would roll over in his grave if he got to know about this

“But it’s not my fault! Everest is growing by four millimeters every year. It’s basically Science’s fault”. I’d give this explanation if I ever get inspired by the Indian couple, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod to create my own fake story of climbing the Everest. I won’t forget to add the doctored photos and falsely acquired certificates.  Fortunately, I don’t have any plans of Everest related frauds in the near future. However, such frauds have grown at a steep rate in the past few years. The Ra...
Tags: Business, Everest, Nepal, Facts, Trending, Edmund Hillary, Dinesh, Tarakeshwari Rathod, Billi Bierling Bierling


Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s mountaineering community was celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago Monday, as well as this year’s climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak. A ceremony later Monday marking the first successful Everest climb by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, […]
Tags: News, Everest, Nepal, Mount Everest, KATHMANDU Nepal, Edmund Hillary, Nation & World, Tenzing Norgay


Nepal celebrates anniversary of Everest conquest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest and a successful climbing season in which hundreds of climbers scaled the world’s highest peak. Monday is the 64th anniversary of the first successful climb of Everest by New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Ang Tshering […]
Tags: News, Everest, Nepal, Mount Everest, KATHMANDU Nepal, Edmund Hillary, Nation & World, Tenzing Norgay Ang Tshering


Climbing: The perils and glory of 64 years at the top of the world

Sixty-four years ago, Tenzing Norgay, who's also known as Sherpa Tenzing, and Sir Edmund Hillary became the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
Tags: News, Stories, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Sherpa Tenzing


Mount Everest's Hillary Step is still there, say Nepalese climbers

Rocky outcrop reported to have collapsed is covered in snow but intact, says chair of Nepal Mountaineering AssociationNepalese climbers have disputed reports that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, saying the so-called Hillary Step is covered in snow but intact.The British mountaineer Tim Mosedale said at the weekend that the section of rock first traversed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their successful ascent of Everest in 1953 had collapsed – pro...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Everest, Nepal, Mountaineering, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Hillary Step, Tim Mosedale, Nepal Mountaineering AssociationNepalese