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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


Watch the final launch spot for the PlayStation 5, an epic 60-second trailer about exploration narrated by Travis Scott

The final one-minute ad spot for the PlayStation 5 features some of the world's greatest explorers, narrated by rapper Travis Scott. PlayStation PlayStation has released a handful of new ads for the new PlayStation 5 console in the last several months. Today, the company has released its final launch spot, which you can watch below. The spot heavily features great explorers including Amelia Earhart, Mae Jemison, and others. The PlayStation 5 arrives in the US and many other parts of th...
Tags: Microsoft, Video Games, Mexico, US, Trends, Amelia Earhart, Sony, Advertisement, Mount Everest, Atlantic Ocean, Travis Scott, McDonald, Dave Smith, Andy Green, Mae Jemison, Tenzing Norgay


'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


Polar explorer Erling Kagge: Why risk makes life meaningful

There's a huge misunderstanding that the way to make your life beautiful, and the way to be happy, is to choose the path of least resistance, says polar explorer Erling Kagge. Risk makes life meaningful; a small dimension of challenge and danger, combined with well-preparedness, is a way to be present in your life. Novel experiences stop your life from narrowing in around you and going by too fast. Remember that Tenzing Norgay didn't die falling off a mountain. He died of lung cancer after ...
Tags: Life, Adventure, Happiness, Nature, Innovation, Extreme Sports, Exploration, Curiosity, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, Tenzing Norgay, Kagge, Erling Kagge, Erling Kagge Risk


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


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


The Best Tibet Tours to Enjoy in Tibet

Tibet is a vast land, with a multitude of things to see and do, and more mountains and lakes than you could ever imagine. From the stunning vistas of the mighty Himalayas and the multitude of holy lakes, such as Yamdrok, Manasarovar, and Namtso, to the stunning temples and monasteries that cover the region and the unique Tibetan culture that is infused with Tibetan Buddhism in every part of the local people’s lives. However, while there are a vast number of attractions across the region, there a...
Tags: Travel, Tibet, China, Everest, Nepal, Himalayas, Dalai Lama, Travel Tips, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Buddha, Lhasa, Kathmandu Valley, EBC, Panchen Lama, Tashilhunpo


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


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


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


Part of Mount Everest has collapsed, mountaineers confirm

Destruction of Hillary Step, possibly during 2015 earthquake in Nepal, may make climbing mountain more dangerousMountaineers have confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous. The Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Continue reading...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Mountaineering, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Hillary Step


Mount Everest's Hillary Step has collapsed, mountaineer confirms

Tim Mosedale says destruction of rocky outcrop, possibly in 2015 earthquake, may make climbing to summit more dangerousA British mountaineer has confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous. The Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Continue reading...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Mountaineering, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Hillary Step, Tim Mosedale


Because He's There.

Although it tops out at under 6,000 feet above sea level – low by mountaineering standards – Mt. Index in Washington State’s central Cascade mountain range is a technically challenging chunk of granite, its near-vertical face looming dramatically more than 4,000 feet over the valley below. In 1949, Jim Whittaker was a speck high on the wall, hauling himself skyward while his twin brother, Lou, belayed below, waiting while “Big Jim” searched for a spot to place an anchor. But in those days, piton...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Books, Yosemite, Washington, Sports, Everest, Nepal, Mt. Everest, Ecuador, Washington State, Seattle, Kathmandu, Jon Krakauer, Base Camp, Alex Honnold


Nepalese runner wins world's highest marathon

Gasping for breath and clad in trekking boots, more than 150 local and foreign runners took part Sunday in the world's highest marathon in the snow-covered foothills of Mount Everest. The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, which began in 2003, is meant to mark the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. Runners kicked off the race at 07:00 am local time, with the trail taking them from Everest base camp at a height of 5,364 metr...
Tags: News, Everest, Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay


LEARNING THE ART IN PARTS

Last week I attended a lecture by Prof. James Wodhuysen, who is Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester. Apart from other things, he spoke of how SOCIOLOGY has become a very important subject to study for connecting ‘FUTURE’ and ‘INNOVATION’. He also discussed about the need to focus on TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING, which has become a bit out of fashion today amongst designers. We at Onio started engaging with SOCIOLOGY probably around 2005, when out o...
Tags: Usa, France, India, Sociology, Moscow, Un, Mumbai, Mount Everest, Futurology, Leonardo da Vinci, Ajmer, IIT, Mishra, Rehman, Gita, Prakash



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