Melting Everest – being monitored by time-lapse camera

Everest An American organization has installed five special time-lapse video cameras to observe the melting of ice on the top of the world, Mt. Everest. This is the fist time such camera is installed in the Everest region to monitor the melting of glaciers.

Everest region got a renewed attention when a key document of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a scientific body to look into climate change issues inaccurately predicted the the disappearance of all the glaciers in the Himalayas by 2035. IPCC recently admitted the data mistake in its report published in 2007.

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Congratulation Apa Sherpa for the 20th Everest Summit

apa_sherpa.jpgApa Sherpa has set a new record, again!

50-year old Apa (Appa) has reached the top of the World for the 20th time. He broke his own previous record of climbing the highest peak in the world for the maximum number of times.

It was on May 10, 1990 Apa climbed the peak for the first time. Then he never stopped. He climbed the peak almost every years (except in 1996 and 2001) and he climbed it more than once in some years (twice in 1992 and 1997).
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Congratulation, Jordan Romero, the youngest Everest climber

romero.jpgA boy in his early teens, Jordan Romero, has become the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. The 13 year old guy scaled the heighest peak in world on 22 May, 2010 with his dad Paul and stepmother Karen.

22-year old Bonita Norris became the youngest British female to reach the peak of the World’s highest peak of 8,848m (29,035ft) height four days before Jordan reached there.

Jordan called his mother by satellite phone and said: “Mum, I’m calling you from the top of the world.”
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Mt. Everest (Kala Patthar) to Copenhagen

Nepal government set a World Record by holding a cabinet meeting at Kala Patthar, near Everest base camp. The event was live broadcasted worldwide causing unprecedented media coverage. It was a successful event, even though most of the Nepali think it was an unnecessary expense and the transportation helicopters caused further environment degradation.

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Now, it is time to take the decision made in the meeting to the international climate change summit in Copenhagen. The PM is going to the meeting with more than 60 people with him. He choose to ignore the experts’ suggestion to take only 5 people with him.  He is given a 3 minutes time to talk at the summit.

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Cabinet Meeting at the foot hills of Mt. Everest

gorakshep In a call to the world community to see the impact of climate change in the Himalayas, Nepal government council of ministers are meeting at the foothills of Mt Everest on December 4, 2009.

The ministers are meeting at Gorakshep, at an elevation of 5,164 m (17,190 ft) above sea level. Gorakshep, meaning Dead Ravens, is a frozen lakebed covered with sand. Twenty 20 cricket match was held at Gorakshep to set a World Record Altitude for field sport.

After the meeting the Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, will held a press meet at Syangboche (11,523 ft) to brief about the meeting.

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