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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Mt Everest

Mt Everest times three

1) Fifty-four years ago, on May 29, 1953, New Zealand climber Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit the world’s tallest mountain. Mt Everest is 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) high and located in the Central Himalaya on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
2) Katsusuke Yanagisawa, a mountain climber from Japan and 71 years old became the oldest climber to reach the top of Mt Everest.
3) Another Japanese climber, Ken Noguchi made Everest headlines as well. He and the members of his expedition team collected 500 kg (that’s 1,100 pounds) of garbage left behind by fellow climbers. Noguchi organized similar expeditions to collect garbage on Everest in the past.