Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA. In 1875, British sea captain and explorer John A. Lawson ascended a previously unknown peak on the island of New Guinea. Its enormous height and size prompted Lawson to name his new find Mt. Hercules, whose summit, according t...
Edmund Hillary's infamous famous last step on Everest seems to have disappeared into thin air rather like Neil Armstrong's "first step" on the moon was blasted into space fantasy and never seen again. However, the cause of Hilary's step disappearance...
European climbers on Mount Everest had a punch up with their sherpas after a stubborn donkey refused to go any higher without an oxygen mask!
The climbers, one a Swiss and the other Italian, offered the donkey some Toblerone, but it refused becaus...
Nepal are to re-measure Mount Everest after a dispute with China about its true height. After watching a geology show on BBC HD with Richard Hammond last night, our intrepid reporter Taribo West knows how mountains are formed.
"Basically, its two...
Petite but curvy, feisty and formerly naughty in a wasted middle-class way pop singer Lily Allen has cemented the evolution of her image by becoming the latest unlikely figure to climb Mount Everest yesterday, writes Hilary Tensing, Chief Gobshite.
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Twenty Nepali climbers perished at the peak of Mount Everest this week after removing several decades of accumulated debris from the upper mountain in a record-breaking high altitude clean-up campaign, authorities said Tuesday.
Historical archaeologists on Mt. Everest have discovered a patch of yellow snow that has been attributed to Sir. Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mt. Everest. The historical ice, buried by snow since his climb in May of 1953, was uncovered by...
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