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Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

Nepal tries to avert Sherpa strike on Everest

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 3:23PM UTC Comments Off Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities say they are meeting with Sherpa mountain guides in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest. Sherpas have threatened to boycott the climbing season after an avalanche ripped through the mountain Friday, killing at least 13 Sherpa guides. ...

Nepal moves to ease climber congestion on Mount Everest

By Mon, Mar 24, 2014 4:16PM UTC 1 Comment Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials say the government plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather....

Nepal slashes mountaineering fees for Everest

By Fri, Feb 14, 2014 4:44PM UTC Comments Off Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal says it will significantly lower the fees to climb Mount Everest to bring more mountaineers to the world's highest peak....

Picture of the Day: Mount Everest as seen from a novel angle… above

By Wed, Jan 08, 2014 3:52PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Nasa Earth Observatory.

Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, is a peak that is most often viewed from below. Far below. However, this nifty image from Nasa Earth Observatory gives us a new perspective on the 8,848 meter behemoth, showing it from above. Read more about this and view more amazing images from space at the Nasa Earth...

ExCELebrate Good Times!

By Thu, Sep 26, 2013 8:57PM UTC Comments Off ExCELebrate Good Times!

Hello friend!It's been a very exciting week for McMaster Engineering. On Monday the faculty invited students, faculty, staff and special guests to the campus to learn more about the ExCEL building, our envisioned Engineering Centre for Experiential Learning.Some of the wonderful ExCEL volunteers (and me at the right!) It was very exciting. The theme of the event was "Reaching for the Top" featuring a keynote speech from Andrew Brash; a mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest. We aspired to align our vision of the ExCEL building with the notion of overcoming adversity and reaching the top of the mountain. ...

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