Everest Roundup: Playboy Bunny, Double Amputee and Oldest Summit

Highlights thus far in the Everest 2006 season: the climb by a Playboy bunny, a double amputee, the oldest summiter (70), and the 16th climb by a sherpa.

70-year-old climber scales Mt. Qomolangma
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
A 70-year-old Japanese climber scaled Mt. Qomolangma on Wednesday, making him the oldest person in the world to achieve the feat
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Oldest man to ever climb Mt. Everest
ProgressiveU.org – San Mateo,CA,USA
of World Records. Arayma started climbing when he was in his 40s and has also scaled Mount McKinley in Alaska. Arayama has safely
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42 climbers reach summit of Mount Everest
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
KATMANDU, Nepal — Forty-two climbers took advantage of improved weather Thursday to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, from its
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Falvit summit success: Playboy bunny hops all they way up Mount
Mounteverest – New York,NY,USA
Playboy magazine. Martyna has previously done Kilimanjaro, Mt. Blanc and latest Aconcagua in February 2006. Russian Yuri Ermachek

Prime minister hails double amputee who conquered Everest
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
top of the mountain. Clark has climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and got to 19,700 feet on Argentina’s 22,841ft Mount Aconcagua .
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Mirror.co.uk – London,UK
Before Everest he had scaled Kilimanjaro in Africa, Kosciusko in Australia, Aconcagua in South America, Elbrus in Russia, McKinley in Alaska and Vinson in

Everest climber dies on descent
BBC News – UK
Experienced climber David Sharp, 34, of Guisborough, Teesside, was on his way down from the world’s highest mountain when he got into difficulties.

Sherpa scales Mt Everest for 16th time
Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand
Appa Sherpa, 45, has reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain for the 16th time, guiding a team of international climbers.
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British climber dies on Mt Everest
NewKerala.com – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Kathmandu: A British climber attempting to climb Mt Everest has become the latest victim of the highest peak in the world, taking the death toll in the Everest
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Legless climber conquers Everest
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
A climber who lost both legs to frostbite has reached the summit of Mount Everest. Mountain guide Mark Inglis, 47, has taken about
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Legless New Zealand Climber Conquers Everest
Playfuls.com – Targu Mures,Romania
He then climbed Mount Cook (3,754 metres) in 2002 and Cho Oyu, in the Himalayas and at 8,201m the world’s sixth highest mountain , two years later.
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