First Everest Summiter in 2014 Flew Up By Helicopter

The first Everest suummiter in 2014 reached the summit after flying by helicopter to 8,000 feet below the summmit. Wang Ying is the first climber since the fatal avalanche that killed several sherpas effectively the season this year. Her climbing party included no sherpas who had not summited Everest. She is attempting to set a record for climbing all seven summits plus going to both poles. The climb has stirred considerable controversy.


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Everest Jump Live Cancelled After Joby Ogwyn Loses Sherpa in Deadly Avalanche

Discovery has said it will cancel the planned May 11 Everest Jump Live after Joby Ogwyn lost his sherpa in this week’s deadly Everest avalanche.


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Slumdog Mountaineer Dog Rupee Only Visit Basecamp and Not Everest Summit


The Atlantic reports that Rupee, the “slumdog mountaineer”, that reports had said summited Everest actually only visited base camp where several dogs have gone before.


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Huawei and China Mobile Bring 4G LTE TDD to Mount Everest Base Camp


Huawei and China Mobile have launched 4G LTE TDD service at Mount Everest base camp. Now if they could just bring it to my phone.Huawei and China Mobile Bring LTE TDD to the Top of Mount Everest – About Huawei.


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Everest may have ladder installed to ease congestion on Hillary Step | World news | guardian.co.uk

Reports indicate that because of congestion at the Hillary Steps on Mount Everest they may install a ladder there.Everest may have ladder installed to ease congestion on Hillary Step | World news | guardian.co.uk.


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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal – Slashdot

Here’s a strange story of Daniel Hughes getting in trouble for using a Smartphone to broadcast from Everest with a commercial broadcast permit (which csts $2,000).

First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal – Slashdot.


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Oldest Man To Climb Mount Everest, Yuichiro Miura, Nearly Died On The Way Down

80 year old Yuichiro Miura is the oldest man to climb Everest.

Oldest Man To Climb Mount Everest, Yuichiro Miura, Nearly Died On The Way Down.


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Apa Sherpa Climbs Everest 21 Time – Here’s His Bag

Gizmodo has an interesting article on Apa Sherpa who climbed Everest a record 21 times and now lives in Utah. It particularly highlights the eco items in his bag.


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Abandoned on Everest

Gizmodo has some pretty grisly photos about Everest climbs run awry.


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Nifty Article on Everest Gear


Gizmodo has a nifty article and gallery of equipment used on Everest.


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