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Highlights thus far in the Everest 2006 season: the climb by a Playboy bunny, a double amputee, the oldest summiter (70), and the 16th climb by a sherpa.
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Here is the May 13 round up of backcountry accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia
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A Japanese story noting three middle aged climbers died in an Avalanche notes that middle aged climbers are more vulnerable to problems because they don’t know their strength is weakening.
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Gau Ming-Ho a climber depicted as a slow selfish climber that led to the problems highlighted in Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air”, has launched a documentary refuting the claims and saying the problems lie with the corruption of the guide services that charge $65,000 for an Everest climb
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International backcountry accident wrap up:
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EverestNews via NepalNews reports that Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 28, who claims to have climbed Everest in a record 8 hours 10 minutes was thrown in jail after he went to the police to compalin of being harrassed claimed the record in 2004.
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Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
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Syria has announced plans for a $15 billion tourist development on its highest point — Mount Hermon/Jabal Sheikh (9,332 feet/2,814 metres).
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Wire services report Josef Alois Kasbaure, a 38-year-old radiologist from Wange, Germany, fell about 200 meters (650 feet) into a crevasse on Oct. 27 at an elevation of 6,600 meters (21,650 feet), while climbing 7,134-meter (23,400-foot) Mount Tilicho in Nepal.
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China Daily reports that the latest estimate of the Everest’s height by China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping is 29,017 feet. That’s about 12 feet less than the previous figure of 29,029 feet.
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The Anchorage Daily News reports the Harvard Mountaineering Climb is seeking to name a 14,495 foot peak in Central Asia Mount Powell for Scott Powell, one of four Boy Scout leaders from Alaska who died in an electrical accident at a National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia in July.
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