Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.
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Everest Roundup: Playboy Bunny, Double Amputee and Oldest Summit

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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World Backcountry Accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia

Here is the May 13 round up of backcountry accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia
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Climber Takes Swipe at Krakauer’s Into Thin Air Book

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 Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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8 Hour Everest Record Claim Holder Pemba Dorje Sherpa Jailed

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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February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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85-Year-Old Mary Woodbridge’s Amusing Tale of Plans to Climb Everest

Here’s an amusing (tongue in cheek) tale of 85-year-old Mary Woodbridge to climb Everest with her dachsund Daisy.
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Manslaughter Charges in Everest Fatality

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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China Says Americans Were Wrong and Lops 12 Feet Off of Everest Height

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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Jerzy Michalski Seeks to Be Oldest Everest and 7 Summit Completer at 75

Everest News reports Jerzy Michalski wants to be the oldest to climb Everest and the 7 summits at 75.
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Everest Record Climber Wants to Spend 24 Hours on Summit and Also to Climb Everest and Lotse on Same Day

Everest Speed Record Holder Pemba Dorjee wants to spend 24 hours on the Everest summit and also to climb Lotse and Everest on the same day.
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Blogger Robert Milne Collapsed 1,300 Feet from Completing 7 Summits

The Daily Record and other sources report Robert Milne collapsed on Everest 1,300 feet from completing the 7 summits.
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Report: Everest Eurocopter Landing Was Hoax

Everestnews is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said the pilot of the Eurocopter has told them that he did not actually land on the Everest summit on May 14 and 15 as widely publicized but rather 1,000 meters lower on the South Col (and then it only hovered).
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Interracial Marriage Surprises Parents and Rotarians on Everest

An attempt by the Rotarians to plant their centennial flag on Everest got a surprise: the summit’s first marriage.
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