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An attempt by the Rotarians to plant their centennial flag on Everest got a surprise: the summit’s first marriage.
Eurocopter has released a gallery showing the landing of its Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle on Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15.
The New York Times reports Sherpa L. G. Khambache, 41, of Brooklyn, plans to crawl the 13 mile length of Manhattan to Ground Zero.
Everestnews reports a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle landed on the top of Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15!
Webindia reports Slovenian Marko Lihteneker apparently died while descending from Everest.
Reuters reports Italian climber Christian Kunters, 42, died in an avalanche on Annapurna.
Everest News reports Sumbu Sherpa, working for the Spanish Ã¢â‚¬Å“Al FiloÃ¢â‚¬Â team, died in Makalu WestÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s BC (5400m) apparently from high altitude pulmonary edema.
Mounteverest.net reports Ed Viesturs summited Annapurna and became the first American to summit all 14 8,000+ metre peaks. Only 12 climbers have done all 14. Viesturs summited all without supplementary O2 — something only five other climbers have done.
smh.com reports blind Australian Gerrad Gossens halted his Everest climb after falling into a creavasse his guide did not warn him about.
EverestNews reports an avalanche injured 5 climbers Ã¢â‚¬â€œ including one without a permit Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and flattened 60 to 70 tents at Camp 1 on Everest.