New Zealand & Mount Everest

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Mount Everest (Chomolungma or Qomolangma , Holy Mother , Sagarmāthā) is the earth's highest mountain, with a peak at above sea level. 5.0/5

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March month Current affairs International: 1) Which country announced on 11 March 2014 a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private companies to ease traffic on Mount Everest and to boost tourism ? Ans:- Nepal 2) The Supreme Court of ——- on 9 March 2014 sacked the Election Commissioner Fuwad Thowfeek and his deputy Ahmad Fayaz ? Ans:- Maldives 3) Who won the El Salvador’s presidential election on 17 March 2014 ? Ans:- Salvador Sanchez Ceren 4) Which country Forces on 17 March 2014 handed over its two important military bases in southern Helmand province to Afghan security forces and closed down another base ? Ans:- Britain 5) Which country and New Zealand announced a landmark deal on 18 March 2014 that allows the direct trading of the two countries’ currencies ? Ans:- China INDIA & WORLD 1) India, Sri Lanka and Maldives on 6 March 2014 held national security advisor-level meet on maritime security cooperation in ——- ? Ans:- New Delhi 2) According to the latest data from the National Bomb Data Ce ...
Today, 29th May 2014 in History! LEAD STORY At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country's future. Mount Everest sits on the crest of the Great Himalayas in Asia, lying on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Called Chomo-Lungma, or "Mother Goddess of the Land," by the Tibetans, the English named the mountain after Sir George Everest, a 19th-century British surveyor of South Asia. The summit of Everest reaches two-thirds of the way through the air of the earth's atmosphere--at about the cruising altitude of jet airliners--and oxygen levels ther ...
On top of the world: Two Andhra Pradesh teenagers conquer Mount Everest. students from AP Social Welfare Residential Schools created history by scaling the Mount Everest on Sunday. Malavath Purna, 13, from Nizamabad district, became the youngest female mountaineer to scale the peak. Purna was accompanied by 18-year-old Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar, another Class IX student from Khammam district. The teenagers symbolically carried photographs of BR Ambedkar and former IAS officer SR Sankaran, on the highest peak. The two proudly hoisted the national flag on the peak Despite hailing from poor families, Purna, daughter of farm labourers and Anand, who is the son of a cycle mechanic, reached the highest peak with sheer determination and hard work, which could inspire many others. The duo were determined to conquer the Mount Everest even after an avalanche last month, which claimed 16 lives, forcing many climbers to abandon their plans to ascend the Everest. The duo were under the guidance of well-known city mount ...
English actress Keira Knightley has joined the cast of a film telling the story of New Zealand climbers killed on Mount Everest. - New Zealand Herald
A veteran New Zealand hiking guide has welcomed the decision by Nepalese sherpas to abandon this year’s climbing season on Mount Everest after a massive avalanche killed at least 13 of their colleagues last week.
At 29,028 feet (8,848 meters), Mount Everest is the tallest mountain of the world. It is considered one of the most challenging mountains to climb, and is part of the Seven Summits, which have the highest peaks on each continent. Though it's impossible to say how many people have reached Everest's summit at any given time since the number changes every year, as of September 2011 over 3,100 climbers from over 20 countries had made over 5,100 recorded climbs, mostly after 2000 CE. As of 2012 there were over 220 recorded fatalities, most of which took place before 1990. Changes in climbing equipment led to a sharp drop in fatalities in the 2000s, with the death rate dropping from 37% in 1990 to about 4.4% in 2004. Notable Ascents The first officially recorded summit was accomplished by Sir Edmund Percival Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a sherpa from Nepal, on 29 May 1953. There were several claims that previous climbers had reached the summit before them, notably George Mallory and Andrew "Sand ...
On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first people to scale the staggering 29,028 foot Mount Everest. Both Hillary and Norgay never reveal...
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By JON MARK BEILUE jon.beiluetheir dreams, through years of planning, preparing and plotting, it wasn’t supposed to end this way. Even though conquering Mount Everest — the world’s tallest peak — is more than 29,000 feet of perils and dangers, Seth and Angela Harney believed the final chapter in their Seven Summits quest would be a victorious one. “I couldn’t tell you what Everest meant other than a lifelong dream,” said Seth, 26. “It’s the holy grail of mountaineering. It’s Everest, so it’s everything.”   He returned to Amarillo on May 10. His climb ended May 5, about a week prior to the summit push. An interior trim carpenter, Seth already had lost two fingers on his left hand in a previous accident. Now his pinkie finger on that same hand was dangerously close to frostbite.   It was so bad, his frostbitten ear and lung infection almost were overlooked. This was at Camp 3 of the final rotation. Everest climbers complete three rotations from 17,000-feet base camps, ascending gr ...
A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg Himalayan PRONUNCIATION: (him-uh-LAY-uhn, hi-MAHL-yuhn) MEANING: adjective: 1. Enormously large. 2. Relating to the Himalayas. ETYMOLOGY: After the Himalayas, the mountain range having Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. From Sanskrit him (snow) + alaya (abode). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghei- (winter), which is the ancestor of words such as chimera, hibernaculum, hiemal, and hibernate. Earliest documented use: 1866. USAGE: "As Otago lurches towards its worst season in living memory, it is becoming plain to see the Himalayan task these coaches are facing." Steve Hepburn; Ordinary Otago Side Outclassed; Otago Daily Times (New Zealand); Oct 18, 2010. Explore "Himalayan" in the Visual Thesaurus. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: I have a trunk containing continents. -Beryl Markham, adventurer (1902-1986)
I remember our former esteemed Secretary of State saying she was named after New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary. Sir Edmund was one of 2 people to be the first to climb Mount Everest. He did so in 1953. Problem with that story is that the brave Mrs. Clinton was born 6 years before anybody knew who Edmund Hillary was.
Happy Waitangi Day (New Zealand's Independence/National Day) to all my whanau and friends back home in New Zealand and to all my fellow Kiwi ex pats in Vancouver, in Canada, and across the world. So thankful to come from the first nation to give women the vote. The first country to have a woman in politics and serve as Mayor in 1894. The first country to pioneer flight in 1903 (that's right, 8 months before those pesky Wright Bros tried to steal our credit). The nation that birthed Sir Edmond Hillary; the first person on Earth to conquer Mount Everest. We are the first country to have a transgender MP. And the only country in the world in which all the highest offices in the land have been occupied simultaneously by women: Queen Elizabeth II, Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright, Prime Minister Helen Clark, Speaker of the House of Representatives Margaret Wilson, Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias. We are an independent nation that celebrates equality and cultural diversity and a country of world trav ...
Today in History: 1 / 11 1935: Amelia Earhart's Hawaii-to-California flight On this day in 1935, Amelia Earhart, one of the world's most celebrated aviators, made the first successful solo flight from Hawaii to California, a distance longer than that from the United States to Europe. 2008: New Zealand mountain climber and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary--who, with the Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay was the first to summit Mount Everest--died. 2001: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of America Online and Time Warner, and AOL Time Warner (since shortened to Time Warner) stock began trading the next morning. 1964: U.S. Surgeon General Luther L. Terry announced that cigarette smoking is linked to lung cancer. 1911: Japanese politician Suzuki Zenko, who served as Prime Minister (1980-82), was born in Yamada, Iwate prefecture, Japan. 1878: Milk was delivered for the first time in glass bottles in New York City. 1861: Alabama seceded from the Union, the fourth state to do so i ...
Notable Birthdays for July 20 Those born on this date include: - Austrian monk and pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822 - New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919 - Elliot Richardson, attorney general under U.S. President Richard Nixon, in 1920
Four climbers die on Everest. Four climbers from Germany, South Korea, China and Canada have died returning from the summit of Mount Everest, tour agents and officials said Monday, with one other mountaineer also missing. The 61-year-old German and the South Korean aged 44 died on the south face of the world's highest peak on Sunday, Ang Tshering Sherpa of the Kathmandu-based Asian Trekking adventure agency said. "We are sad to announce the death of Eberhard Schaaf, of Germany, at the south side of the summit of Mount Everest," Sherpa told AFP. "The medical staff at the Himalayan Rescue Association believe the cause of death to be altitude sickness." Sherpa said South Korean Song Won-Bin, who had been missing since Saturday, died at "The Balcony", an area near the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak. The Seoul-based Yonhap news agency said Song had collapsed due to altitude sickness and fallen off a cliff, quoting a diplomat at the South Korean embassy in Kathmandu. It said the climbers were part of ...
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