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5 Natural Wonders You Can See For Free

Many people's bucket lists include visiting nature's most impressive sites: the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, the Great Barrier Reef, and Mount Everest, just to name a few. But entrance fees can cut into tight travel budgets. However, there are natural wonders that charge no entrance fees. These...

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Hullabaloo: Why Trump supporters favor the endumbening of America. Towleroad: Ambassador Gingrich, what’s new at the Holy See? Crosscut: Climbers at Mount Everest are finally getting their sht together. Speaking of which, your quoteShow More Summary

This Startup Wants To Make Sure You Don’t Spend Your Whole Paycheck On A Ski Jacket

Live Out There wants to make outerwear fit for scaling Mount Everest without the inflated markup, to make outdoor sports less cost-prohibitive. We all know—and reams of research can back that up—that being in nature, surrounded by mountains, oceans, and rivers, is good for your mental health. Show More Summary

Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China

After conquering Mount Everest, Philippine adventurer Carina Dayondon is set to sail to China aboard a wooden replica of an ancient boat in the hopes of boosting national pride in a forgotten maritime prowess. Dayondon is planning to...Show More Summary

‘The Mount Everest of Dicks’

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

“I told my colleague that I had to cut out early to go see a man about his very large dick. It was my Mount Everest, and I intended to climb it.”

Everest – Beyond the Edge [2013]

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Beyond the Edge is a 2013 New Zealand 3D docudrama about Tenzing Norgayand Sir Edmund Hillary‘s historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. As well as featuring dramatised recreations shot on location on Everest and in New Zealand, the film includes original footage and photographs from what was then … Continue reading ?

[Rendering] Revery VR Bar To Open This Month In Midtown

Try various virtual reality adventures, from killing zombies to seeing the view from Mount Everest. The post [Rendering] Revery VR Bar To Open This Month In Midtown appeared first on What Now Atlanta.

Monster volcanoes on Mars—how space rocks are helping us solve their mysteries

Mars famously has the largest volcanoes known to science. The largest is Olympus Mons, pictured above, which towers 22km above the surrounding plains – over two and a half times taller than Mount Everest. This extinct volcano is 640km...Show More Summary

Scale the Infamous Mountain in Everest VR on PSVR

Some of us will climb Mount Everest and will have a story to tell our kids and grandchildren. Some of us aren’t quite that ambitious. We can still see the world, however, if only virtually. That’s where a game such as Everest VR enters the picture. Show More Summary

Everest VR Is Now Available On PSVR

Solfar Studios wants to bring Mount Everest to your living room. The developer announced that the interactive Everest VR experience is now available on PlayStation VR.

You’ve got to climb Mount Everest

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

In this Sunday's New York Times, Our Own JJ (not pictured except in spirit) examines why Bellini's Norma should be considered "the Everest of Opera."

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday.

Into Rarified Air

There were many stories that were more fun to cook up and publish, but nothing quite compares with the force and moral clarity of Jon Krakauer’s account of the 1996 tragedies on Mount Everest

A Single Narrow Gasping Lung

No one knew if it could be done. But when Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed Mount Everest without oxygen in 1978, they smashed one of the last barriers of human performance. Almost 40 years later, both legends talk about their first ascent by “fair means”—and the long-running feud that followed.

Russia Has Just Claimed Mount Everest

The embassy in the U.K. said the tweet was an error and has since deleted it.

Travel site votes Scotland 'most beautiful in the world'

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

With sights like the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and The Great Barrier Reef, we have to admit, we live in a beautiful world. So when Rough Guide asked its readers to pick the most beautiful country in the world, they had a tall task tallying the votes. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

The Height of Mathematics

3 months agoHumor / odd : Damn Interesting

Radhanath Sikdar postage stamp The height of Mount Everest was not calculated by George Everest, but by a brilliant mathematician who has since been all but forgotten. Everest himself (who pronounced his name ‘ee-vrist’) had become the...Show More Summary

Tenzing & Edmund – Beyond the Edge

3 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Beyond the Edge is a 2013 New Zealand 3D docudrama about Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary‘s historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. As well as featuring dramatised recreations shot on location on Everest and in New Zealand, the film includes original footage and photographs … Click PLAY … Continue reading ?

Plano West’s Amanda Poland is about to attempt famed English Channel swim 

Plano West assistant swim coach Amanda Poland plans to swim across the English Channel at some point in the next 10 days. The endurance swim is considered the sport's Mount Everest. Poland, 29, of Carrollton, registered to swim the approximately 21-mile distance from southern England to northern France nearly 2 1/2 years ago. Show More Summary

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