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Two women compete to be first to climb 14 highest peaks in the world

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South Korea’s Oh Eun-sun and Spain’s Edurne Pasaban are both in the hunt to be the first woman to climb all 14 mountains taller than 8000 meters (26,250ft).

The 44-year old Oh is currently leading the battle as she is on her last climb up Annapurna, one of the most dangerous peaks in the Himalayas.

Pasaban, 36, has just finished climbing Annapurna,  however, if she wants to attain the title, she must hurry down, cross over into Tibet and climb Shisha Pagma next month.

How sick is this? Not only are these woman competing for the title of ‘first woman ever to ____’, they are competing against one another and they can DIE while doing this.


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April 19, 2010 at 12:15 PM

13-year old sets out to climb Everest and break record

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Jordan Romero wants to climb Mt. Everest and be the youngest person to have climbed the tallest mountain in each continent. He has already climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro when he was 10 years old as well as the other peaks.

He reached the base camp on the Chinese side of Everest and is acclimatising before he heads up. Romero will be making the trip with his parents, who have accompanied him on every trip so far. While Romero’s ambitions are high, he does not eliminate the possibility of turning back during the trip if conditions become too dangerous.

13- years old and climbing Everest. When I see this, I don’t think about how crazy it is that a 13-year old would want to do this. I think about how crazy it is that the parents gave him so much support and provided the means to do so. Sick.

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April 12, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Nepalese Sherpa to climb Everest for 20th time to honor famous climber

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Apa Sherpa, who already holds the world record for most trips up Everest (19), is going going climb the world’s tallest peak once more to spread the ashes of Sir Edmund Hilary, a famed explorer from New Zealand who climbed Everest in 1953.

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April 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM