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Walking the Nile: Levison Wood Finished

(By ) After nearly nine months of walking through six countries, Levison Wood has reached the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in North Africa on August 30th. With a surprise greeting from his parents in Rasheed, Egypt, he ended his 5,000km trek by running ... [Published ExplorersWeb - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Wood, Egypt, Sudan
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Elbrus record? Still belongs to Andrzej Bargiel,

(Newsdesk) Veteran Elbrus editor/co-organizer Lena Laletina from RussianClimb shot over a headsup to ExplorersWeb regarding an incorrect Elbrus record. Lots of media got it wrong earlier this week Lena said, so here goes for the books:"Russian Vitaly ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Andrzej Bargiel, Moscow
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Fall 2014: Lhotse South Face, Makalu SE Ridge, Shishapangma

(By ) It’s time for a Korean attempt on mystifying South Face of Lhotse, a British Military tri-services team on Makalu’s challenging SE Ridge, and several expeditions to favorite post-Monsoon mountains - Manaslu and Cho Oyu. Carlos Soria will make another ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Cho Oyu, Carlos Soria, Nepal
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

A journey to the South Pole in a wheelchair

(By ) Over 1 billion people - one in seven - have some kind of disability, according to the World Health Organisation. Few of them chose to cope with pain and misery in a quite unorthodox way - through polar expeditions. Dmitry Shparo, Russian polar explorer, ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

New satellite map of Antarctica freely available

(Newsdesk / Press Release) The University of Waterloo, Canada, has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, which is free and fully accessible to the academic world and the public.Using Synthetic Aperture Radar with multiple polarization modes aboard ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Greenland climbing and sailing completed

(By ) Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger started their sailing and climbing expedition along the Greenland coast on August 9 when they set sail from Iceland.On August 12 they sent a short message from 68°45'N 23°11’W: “Tacked to avoid east Greenland ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

(Press Release National Science Foundation)Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems.In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Mountaintop telemetry: Mont Blanc in 1874, K2 in 2014, and

(Tina Sjogren) Most ExWeb readers are familiar with the Italian Pyramid close to Everest base camp in Nepal, run by Italian researches and a prominent K2 mountaineer. The futuristic building, a triangle made out of solar panels, actually rests on the ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Get high for K2 in altitude gym

(Tina Sjogren) Ninja warriors, Parkour in the wild and Occulus rift body gamers - the adventure workout scene is changing and now high altitude has arrived California.Recently launched Quad "fit mall" offers altitude workouts in a compressor operated ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

ExWeb interview with K2 summiteer Adrian Hayes, "the

(Correne Coetzer) "Make no mistake K2 is a brute of a mountain to climb and you have to climb this mountain continuously,” Adrian Hayes says to ExplorersWeb in an interview back at home from a very successful K2 season.Here is from Adrian about the success, ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Survey: few young would miss magazines

(Tina Sjogren) Crunching the annual Ofcom report last week, BBC found that people now spend more time on media than sleep.Unsurprisingly, Britain's 14 and 15 year olds go to youtube for entertainment and text each other instead of talking on the phon ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Google Ngram and K2

(Tina Sjogren) Google Ngram Viewer traces how many times words have been mentioned in books over the years. The word-search database created by Google Books was based originally on 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008 and written in American ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 15 2014]

Quotes

"I'm very sad that a lot of media write about the Elbrus record without mentioning the real record, belonging to Bargiel" Lena noted
...from Kirken, Liverpool Land, Greenland, that they have made their first ascent at UTC 18:30, whereafter they returned to their boat, Ntombifuti, "Safe. Exhausted. Hungry. Happy.”"
...confirming that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ice sheet support "viable microbial ecosystems.”"
"The SouthSouth side of Mt. Everest is one of the heavily glacierized parts of the Himalaya with the presence of many debris-covered glaciers, i e. those glaciers where the ablation zone is almost entirely covered by surface debris."

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Walking the Nile: Levison Wood Finished [Published ExplorersWeb - 2 hours ago]
Fall 2014: Lhotse South Face, Makalu SE Ridge, ... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 28 2014]
Elbrus record? Still belongs to Andrzej Bargiel, [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 28 2014]
A journey to the South Pole in a wheelchair [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 27 2014]
New satellite map of Antarctica freely available [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 26 2014]
Greenland climbing and sailing completed [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 25 2014]
Subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 20 2014]
Mountaintop telemetry: Mont Blanc in 1874, K2 i... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 20 2014]
Get high for K2 in altitude gym [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 19 2014]
ExWeb interview with K2 summiteer Adrian Hayes,... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 18 2014]
Survey: few young would miss magazines [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 16 2014]
Google Ngram and K2 [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 15 2014]
K2: Summit Statistics and Times Are Changing [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 13 2014]
Columbia Business School needs experienced clim... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 12 2014]
A hundred years ago: Shackleton set sail for An... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 09 2014]
Cycling 7 Continents: ExWeb interview with De B... [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 07 2014]
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K2: Siren of the Himalayas [Published ExplorersWeb - Aug 03 2014]
Poles Summit K2 on 60th Anniversary [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 31 2014]
K2: Spaniard Miguel Angel Perez Passes Away in C4 [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 30 2014]
Inurrategi, Vallejo and Zabala opened South Tow... [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 27 2014]
K2 Summits Day 2 [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 27 2014]
K2 SUMMITs! (Update-1) [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 26 2014]
K2 Summit bid - Time for the Ultimate Push [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 25 2014]
The Big One - Summit Attempt on K2 [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 24 2014]
Broad Peak Summits Day-2, Success on GII [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 24 2014]
Paiju Peak: Inurrategi, Vallejo and Zabala on t... [Published ExplorersWeb - Jul 23 2014]
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