Danielle Fisher of Washington State Completes 7 Summits At Age 20

Various sources report Danielle Fisher, of Bow, Washington, climbed Mount Everest to become the youngest to climb the 7 summits at age 20.
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Photos of Eurocopter Landing on Everest

Helicopter Landing on Everest 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.
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Sherpa to Crawl Length of Manhattan to Ground Zero

Sherpa Crawls Length of Manhattan to Ground Zero The New York Times reports Sherpa L. G. Khambache, 41, of Brooklyn, plans to crawl the 13 mile length of Manhattan to Ground Zero.
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Eurocopter Lands Twice on Everest Summit

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!
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Fatality on Jinxed 7Summits Expedition After Summiting Everest

Webindia reports Slovenian Marko Lihteneker apparently died while descending from Everest.
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Sherpa Pulmonary Edema Fatality on Poor Luck Makalu West BC Team

Everest News reports Sumbu Sherpa, working for the Spanish “Al Filo” team, died in Makalu West’s BC (5400m) apparently from high altitude pulmonary edema.
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Ed Viesturs Summits Annapurna To Become First American To Complete all 8,000 Metre Peaks

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.
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Blind Australian Climber Halts Everest Attempt After Guide Forgets to Tell Him About Creavasse

smh.com reports blind Australian Gerrad Gossens halted his Everest climb after falling into a creavasse his guide did not warn him about.
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Avalanche Levels Everst Camp 1 and Injures 5

EverestNews reports an avalanche injured 5 climbers – including one without a permit – and flattened 60 to 70 tents at Camp 1 on Everest.


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Everest Fatality on Climb for Mother’s Charity

Newswatch50 reports an Oswego, NY, man on a charity climb Everest for his mother fell into a crevasse.
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Canadian Seeking to Be Oldest Everest Climber Has Fatal Heart Attack at Camp One

The Herald reports Sean Egan, 63, of Ottawa had a heart attack while leading an Everest expedition in hopes of becoming the oldest Canadian to climb the mountain.
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World’s Highest Weather Station Erected at 6,500 Metres on Everest’s Dongrongbu Glacier

China News reports a weather station has erected on Dongrongbu Glacier at 6,500 meters on Mount Everest (Qomolangma) and it will be monitored until October. The station will continue to collect data which will be retrieved when climbing season resumes in April. A weather station was erected on the same spot in 2001 but has since disappeared.
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4 Fatalities in 5 Days in Fierce Himalaya Storms on Mt. Pumori

Webindia reports four climbers in five days have died descending Mt Pumori, which means ‘the Unmarried One’, the 7,161 m peak lying next to Mt Everest.
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Russian Trekkers Injured by Car Bomb in Nepal

The climbing community was taken aback by early reports that two Russian Everest climbers had been injured by a Maoist car bomb in Nepal. Although the Russians were indeed injured they were identified later as just trekkers. They are being looked after by Asian Trekking Organization. The government has banned travel on major roads without an armed escort during the Maoist blockade.


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Canada Plans World’s Highest Hockey Game at Everest Base Camp

Beerleaguehockey.com reports a 17-member Canadian expedition Dr Sean Egan, a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa, and Peter Luk, director, School of Business Management, Ryerson University, plan to set the record of the highest hockey by playing on the Khumbu Glacier near Everst base camp (5,400 meters). What else did you expect from a Canada expedition?


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