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One of the World's Great Mountaineering Pioneer
  One of the World's Great Mountaineering Pioneer Freda Du Faur was the first person to climb Mount Cook in New Zealand. She was also the first person to climb Mount Dampier and Mount Sefton and the second person to climb Mount Tasman. Born in Croydon in 1882, Freda was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School for Girls and developed her passion for mountaineering. She met Muriel Madogan in 1910 where she had a relationship
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Mountain Climb for Disabled Nephew
  Mountain Climb for Disabled Nephew Dave Bateson from Barrowford will scale one of the world's highest mountain to raise money for his disabled nephew, Ryan Padgett who suffers from muscle wasting disease known as muscular dystrophy. He will attempt to raise £4,500 by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Twenty nine year old Dave who is a freelance website developer trains three to four times a week to make sure he is
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Himalayan Glacier Melting Observed from Space
  Himalayan Glacier Melting Observed from Space The Himalaya, the “Roof of the World”, source of the seven largest rivers of Asia are, like other mountain chains, suffering the effects of global warming. To assess the extent of melting of its 33 000 km2 of glaciers, scientists have been using a process they have been pioneering for some years. Satellite-imagery derived glacier surface topographies obtained at intervals of a few years were
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Retired Minister Will Scale Mount Qomolangma
  Retired Minister Will Scale Mount Qomolangma Together with his team, the sixty-four year old Former Malaysian Deputy Minister Datuk Khalid Yunus arrived in Kathmandu Sunday. He will lead an expedition to climb Mount Qomolanama and palns to scale the world's tallest peak on May 15 to 22 of this year. The retired politician said he will climb the tallest peak to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independence of his country. He
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Joint Meeting between WMS and ISMM
  Joint Meeting between WMS and ISMM United Kingdom will be hosting an ambitious joint meeting between Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM). The Mountain and Wilderness Medicine World Congress 2007 will be headed by Dr. Charles Clarke and will be assisted by WMS's President Dr. Eric Johnson and ISSM President Dr. Jim Milledge. The Congress was said to be one of the most c
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