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She climbed Everest nine times and set a world record so why doesnt she have sponsors?

Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainer I reach Lhakpa Sherpas West Hartford apartment at noon on an overcast Sunday in Connecticut. She bounds out of the front door, embraces me, and welcomes me inside. The small apartment is dimly lit. The living room has a few chairs, and a wall of sports medals from her two daughters 5Ks and gymnastic meets. Lhakpa was the first Nepalese woman to summit…

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Mountains of the moon: climbing Uganda’s highest peak

The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/ DRC margin, offering treks through differed and stunning sceneries and a fulfill but challenging peak, with none of the crowds found at Kilimanjaro Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and parent of geography, called the Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he got it about right. Starlight beamed down on the convex glaciers surrounding our camp near Uganda’s western margin, causing them to glow like resting lunar crescents. I should have been sleeping the nighttime before my endeavor on…

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Bare mountain: man who climbed peak in underwear gets hypothermia

Nathan French, 19, tackled Snowdon the most important one mountain in Wales wearing nothing but Superman briefs People planning to climb Snowdon are being urged to dress appropriately after a teenager developed hypothermia after hiking up the mountain in simply his underwear. An ambulance crew were called after 19 -year-old Nathan French from Halewood in Merseyside completed the 1,085 -metre climb of the highest mountain in Wales but became unwell at the summit. French, who was dressed merely in Superman underwear for the climb, was creating money for the Dementia…

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