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Everest Sherpa, Chhewang Nima caught in avalanche

The search has been called off for 19 times Everest summiteer, Chhewang Nima Sherpa. After using a helicopter to survey the area, the SAR team determined that it was impossible that he could have survived the avalanche that swept him away while fixing ropes at 7,045m on Baruntse.

World’s First Spaceport – Virgin Galactic Ready

Spaceport America has just opened. It’s the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft, which will be used by Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company set up by Richard Branson. The opening of the facility comes less than two weeks after Virgin Galactic completed the first solo flight of SpaceShip Two.

Bloc Eyewear Signed On to Sponsor Gobi 2011

BLOC Eyewear has become the official eyewear sponsor of the Gobi 2011, a 1,600km on-foot crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the greatest challenges in the desert is to protect oneself from the sun, so while the Gobi 2011 could certainly suffer sun burn and heat stroke, at least we know their eyes will be well protected.

The Girl Who Broke ‘The Cove’ Story

The Cove brings all the drama of a spy movie to its telling of the story of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. But years before the movie, there was just a one girl. One girl with a camera who shot the photos that shocked the world and ultimately led to the making of the film. An interview with Brooke McDonald.

Roadtrip from London to Cape Town in record time

10,000 miles, 21 countries, 3 continents in under 13 days 8 hours and 48 minutes. Last weekend a three-man team left London for Cape Town in an attempt to beat the current record for driving between the two cities. Driving continuously, day and night for nearly two weeks, eating and sleeping in the cramped confines of a Land Rover.

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