Tag Archives: Asia

Savage Summit: The Fatal Lifes of the First 5 Women to Summit K2

The New York Times in reviewing Jennifer Jordan’s book about the first five women who climbed K2 (and had unhappy ends) notes the women also had unhappy lifes. The book is entitled “Savage Summit : The True Stories of the … Continue reading

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Couple in India To Tie Knot 2,000 Feet In the Air Coming From Different Mountains

Mumbai News reports that an Indian couple plans to get married suspended by ropes between mountains 2,000 feet off the ground. Harnessed to a rope, the groom (Ashriwad Ayre) will move towards the centre of the gap from Duke’s Nose … Continue reading

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Chinese to Measure Everest to See If It Is Growing or Shrinking

The Scotsman reports that a Chinese women’s mountaineering expedition are going to remeasure Everest to determine if it is shrinking or growing. In 1975 the Chinese concluded it was 8,848.50 metres (29,029.35 feet) high. In 1999, a U.S. team with … Continue reading

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Snopes Deams 2 Tsunami Photo Galleries on Internet Urban Legends

Snopes has deamed that two sets of tsunami photos circulating on the net are Urban Legends. Snopes write up basically notes the city is probably not Phuket and adds the recorded waves were 4m high.

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French "Spiderman" Plans Climb of Taipei 101

The Taipei Times reports Frenchman Alain “Spiderman” Robert plans to climb the world’s tallest building, the 508m-high Taipei 101 before the skyscraper’s official opening on Dec. 31. The building’s management extended the offer to him to climb it. Taipei 101 … Continue reading

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Hartford Courant Expose on Wife Beating and Porn at Everest Base Camp

Hartfford Courant Expose on Wife Beating and Porn at Everest Base Camp

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