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Japanese 75 year old reached Everest’s peak

Photo: Image via Snow Dolphins At the tender age of 75, Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Mount Everest without any problems. His age and health didn’t limit his appetite for adventure. Furthermore, he would have done it sooner – however Chinese officials urged Nepal not to allow any climbers because they wanted to bring …

Iceland Finds Giant Underwater Volcano

Photo: Krafla, Iceland–that’s steam, not fog on the lens. From LoveIceland Iceland, known for being a hotbed of volcanic activity, has added to their catalog of “places near us that the planet lashes out to try and kill you”: there’s a MASSIVE undersea volcano just offshore, and it’s only recently been detected. The as-yet unnamed …

Why Walk Up That Mountain When You Can Become a Human Projectile

As a kid I always wished I could fly or teleport myself to random locations. Walking can be pretty time consuming job, not to mention boring and frustrating when you have to get somewhere. Volo dell’ Angelo, (Flight of the Angels). Phillip Voiroin pictured. Image by Castelmezzano.net As it happens, two Italian towns in the …

Charity Fundraisers Ruining British Mountains

Groups who attempt to raise money for charity by climbing the highest mountains in England, Wales, and Scotland in one day are blamed for causing environmental havoc on the three peaks. The view from the Scafell Pike summit The event is known as the Three Peaks Challenge and every year thousands of climbers attempt the …

Everest Highway Going Nowhere Fast

The Chinese government has seen sense and decided not to run a tarmac highway halfway up Mount Everest. The road, replacing an older dirt track, was to have reached 17,000 ft up the world’s tallest mountain. The authorities had argued that the road was necessary in order to allow the Olympic Torch procession to reach …