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His body lay half-buried in the frozen scree, face-down and spread-eagled in his last agony. Above George Mallory, a couple of thousand feet higher, the summit of Everest stood impassively waiting for other men to try to conquer the highest mountain
New Zealanders can now have their say on whether the South Ridge of Aoraki Mount Cook should be renamed as "Hillary Ridge", in honour of the late Sir Edmund Hillary. The Geographic Board today opened a three month-public consultation on the proposal,
Camp Muir climbers were warned At least nine of the climbers caught in Saturday's avalanche on Mount Rainier were warned conditions were unsafe before they departed, a national park spokesman and multiple sources told The News Tribune on Monday. Just
Ecuador's mountain man teaches love of nature Ecuador Fabian Zurita has been running mountain camps for 36 years As he leads 100 children to the glacier of Ecuador's highest mountain, the Chimborazo, Fabian Zurita does not utter a word. The inactive
Civic groups said the rapid growth in ugly clutter' was blighting otherwise attractive neighbourhoods and high streets. Council health and safety zealots were blamed for wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers' money on street furniture' that is
Jon Muir, right, trekked from Scott Base to the South Pole with Peter Hillary and Eric Philips in 1999. An Australian regarded as one of the last great adventurers of our time reckons we're turning into a bunch of softies. Jon Muir is worried that we'
The man who was critically injured in a 100-foot fall in Boulder Canyon on Tuesday night was identified Wednesday as Andrew Tysinger, 23, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who recently moved to Colorado to pursue his passions for music and climbing.
A right to climb As a recent charitable event in Cairo showed, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is just one way of supporting children with special needs, says Dena Rashed Standing on stage last Sunday at Zamalek's Al-Sawy Culture Wheel, Omar Samra told
George Mallory probably died before getting to the summit Legendary mountaineer George Mallory probably never made it to the top of Everest but was killed by the perfect storm', according to scientists. Mallory and Andrew Sandy' Irvine were last seen
As Alison Levine watched climbers head back down Mount Everest when the weather turned, she contemplated the possibility that she might again come up just short of reaching the world's highest point. She thought back to 2002,