101 fake facts that you're doomed to
The Spinoff101 fake facts that you're doomed to remember as trueThe SpinoffThey are used to make a stimulating tea in Morocco. Vikings never fired flaming arrows at boats carrying the dead. They would sink them by running them over with a larger boat. There is a 'Buzzy Bee' still at the top of Mt Everest, left there by Edmund ...
Posted on 27 October 2017 | 12:02 pm
Auckland cathedral to be consecrated -
Auckland cathedral to be consecratedNZCityThe cathedral at the top of Parnell is a landmark in the city and has hosted major events like the funeral service for Sir Edmund Hillary but has never been finally finished and consecrated. The land was purchased in 1843 and the cathedral foundation ...and more »
Posted on 27 October 2017 | 11:52 am
Can Leo Houlding rewrite the rules of
Financial TimesCan Leo Houlding rewrite the rules of Antarctic exploration?Financial TimesBeing directly funded by Edmund Hillary's success on Everest, the seminal mountaineering moment of them all, can only add to the weight of expectation, but Houlding seems typically relaxed, confident. The cut in his thumb is deep but clean, and will ...
Posted on 27 October 2017 | 4:50 am
The Three Altitudes of Leadership - INSEAD
INSEAD Knowledge (blog)The Three Altitudes of LeadershipINSEAD Knowledge (blog)We remember Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese sherpa, Tenzing Norgay as the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Other altitude pioneers include Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in outer space, and Neil Armstrong ...
Posted on 26 October 2017 | 11:04 pm
Ruth First scholarship recipients introduced
Bedfordview & Edenvale NewsRuth First scholarship recipients introducedBedfordview & Edenvale News... from Progress Primary, Escarboucle Ndonga from Johannesburg Girls Prep, Chiamaka Obi from Rembrandt Park, Favour Oluwaleye from Laerskool Kensington, Athena Papoutsis from Bedfordview Primary, Sinethemba Madonsela from Sir Edmund Hillary, ...
Posted on 26 October 2017 | 9:13 pm
Filling Sir Edmund Hillary's shoes no
Playing New Zealand's most well-known hero is a "terrifying and humbling" experience, Kiwi actor Andrew Munro admits.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 10:17 am
Auckland's 175th anniversary: Sir
At first glance, they appear to be odd, unconnected things - a small wedge of grey rock; a wooden honey crate; a watch with a sweat-stained strap and a face furrowed with deep scratches. But pieced together, they help to weave the...
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 9:15 am
X Factor-gate: Willy's a Hillary, says
The grandmother of disgraced The X Factor judge Willy Moon is sticking by the singer, comparing his exploits to those of heroic New Zealanders such as Sir Edmund Hillary.
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 9:03 am
Robert Jordan obituary
My father, Robert Jordan, who has died aged 77, was a pioneering academic of English language teaching whose life traversed the blitz, Manchester University and a period in the Himalayas – where he helped inspect Sir Edmund Hillary ’s “schoolhouses in the clouds”. The son of Kenneth Jordan, a detective sergeant in special branch, and his wife, Christabel, he grew up in Chiswick, west London ...
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 8:20 am
Explorers Club Aims to Help Bhutan Test Yeti
New York's famous Explorers Club aims to help the small Himalayan country of Bhutan test the legend of the Yeti.
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 12:31 am
Motorhome touring: New Zealand style
The bracing three-hour walk around the base of the great mountain wasn’t bad either, and I could see why its mighty snow crevices, gullies and plateaus had attracted Sir Edmund Hillary to train here before climbing Everest. Pulling into the DOC campsite ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 3:54 pm
Japan finger frostbite victim exposes Nepali
Kuriki plans to reach Everest's 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) summit by mid-September by the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. A team of sherpas, known as the Icefall Doctors, will this week begin to ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 11:57 pm
Mount Everest Open To Climbers For The First
In fact the Washington Post reported that in 2003 Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the top of Everest, suggested that Nepal's government stop issuing climbing permission for a few years. But for now, Nepal's reliance on the revenue generated from ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 4:52 am
Japanese Climber to Challenge Everest
Nobukazu Kuriki of Tokyo will make a solo attempt on the 8,850-metre Everest summit along the normal Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Kuriki had this to say about the attempt. "I am a bit concerned as ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:12 pm
Avalanche-hit Everest reopens to climbers;
Nobukazu Kuriki, 33, of Tokyo will make a solo attempt on the 8,850-meter-high summit along the normal southeast ridge route pioneered by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, the Nepal government said Sunday. “I have chosen to come now to ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 7:48 pm
New Zealand Says Farewell to Hillary
Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.
Posted on 21 January 2008 | 2:51 pm
Edmund Hillary Stood for Adventure
The first time a climber lays eyes on Everest, it's hard not to imagine what it was like when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay topped out on the world's highest peak shortly before noon on May 29, 1953.
Posted on 10 January 2008 | 8:13 pm
Edmund Hillary, First Atop Everest, Dies
Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain, was remembered Friday as a deeply driven but unassuming man who strived to help the people of Nepal in the decades after his ascent of Mount Everest.
Posted on 10 January 2008 | 2:57 pm
Resolved Question: Why did Sir Edmund
Hello everyone! Does anyone know why Sir Edmund Hillary chose Mount Cook to be on the $5 note instead of Mount Everest? Was it to give the New Zealand note a New Zealand touch?
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 10:08 pm
Resolved Question: Why is Sir Edmund Hillary
I already know that he is the first to climb Mt Everest, but what actually makes him a hero? I need the information for my essay. Thanks :)
Posted on 4 August 2012 | 5:28 pm
Resolved Question: URGENT, PLEASE HELP ASAP
Could you please help!
How has Sir Edmund Hillary helped shape New Zealand's national identity?
Why was this important to kiwis?
THANKS SO MUCH!
Posted on 19 March 2012 | 5:03 pm
Resolved Question: What did sir edmund
hi im doing a persuasive essay about sir Edmund Hillary and i need to know what did he say when he climbed mt everest and can someone also help me start it off thanks.
Posted on 17 March 2012 | 8:16 am
Resolved Question: What route did sir edmund
just the route is fine, thanks :) No dip, Sherlock = Sir Caustic.
Posted on 20 January 2012 | 8:51 pm