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Blind paddler planning to run the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mt. Everest in 2001 – a feat in and of itself and one that takes your breath away when you realize he is blind. Weihenmayer made the cover of Time Magazine that year. But the 44-year-old adventurer … Continue reading

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73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest, breaks her own record 

A feel good story if ever there was one. It gives this aging outdoor writer hope. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet on Saturday morning, the New York Daily News … Continue reading

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Everest Expedition Calls Off Risky West Ridge Climb

Dry and windy conditions that transformed a normally snowy route into an icy one has forced a  National Geographic team to call off their attempt to climb the rarely climbed West Ridge of Mount Everest. National Geographic reports today that … Continue reading

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