Mt Everest Base Camp - Nepal

The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma or Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླིང་མ, translated as "Mother of the Universe" or "Goddess Mother of the Earth"), and the related Chinese name is Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰; traditional Chinese: 珠穆朗瑪峰) or Shèngmǔ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 圣母峰; traditional Chinese: 聖母峰). According to English accounts of the mid-19th century, the local name in Darjeeling for Mount Everest was Deodungha, or "Holy Mountain." In the 1960s, the Government of Nepal gave the mountain the official Ne

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abiz181
Date: 2008-02-05 17:06:26

He was the first man to climb the 8,850m (29,035ft) peak, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, on 29 May 1953.Returning to Everest base camp, he famously greeted another member of the British expedition group with the words: "Well, George, we've knocked the bastard off."


denverrusell
Date: 2008-02-05 17:06:26

Dave Kellogg and Brendan Madden aka "The Haier Brothers" have just returned form an epic bike ride. The pair traveled by bicycle and train from Qingdao, through Beijing and Lhasa, to their ultimate goal at China’s base camp on Mt. Everest.


chuckadog
Date: 2008-02-05 17:06:26

Here is the Ultimate Mountain Bike Tour (Lhasa-Kathmandu), which is the world's Longest & Deepest Mountain Bike descent. The only trip in the world where one can continue to Everest Base Camp with bike! This is almost 15 days of biking with full logistic support where the total descent will be unbelievable 4600m till the bikers reach Kathmandu.


dalgic
Date: 2008-02-05 17:06:26

Paul Digorgio, a Massachusetts resident and Red Sox fan, traveled to the summit of Mt.Everest back in 2004. There he brough a picture of Babe Ruth, and based on instructions from a puja blessing ceremony at base camp, was told to bring it to the summit, where he buried it there.The Sox won the Series that year, and now Paul went back for 2007




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