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'Colossus' Edmund Hillary dies

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Edmund Hillary, who climbed to international fame as a member of the first climbing party to scale Mount Everest, died Thursday in New Zealand at age 88.

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Climbers re-create 1924 Mount Everest trek

KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 4 (UPI) -- An international team of mountain climbers is re-creating a climb that claimed two noted adventurers on Mount Everest on the Nepal-China border in 1924.

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Edmund Hillary hospitalized in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 24 (UPI) -- Edmund Hillary, who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return, was hospitalized Tuesday in New Zealand.

Climbing pioneer wants Everest memorial

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The first man to ever climb Mount Everest has called for a pair of iconic huts in the Antarctic to be maintained by the British government.

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Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2006 with 164 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 29, the 147th day of 2006 with 216 to follow.
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Hillary blasts Everest climbers

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, May 27 (UPI) -- The rescue this week of an Australian climber near the top of Mount Everest has raised new questions about climbers who walked past a dying British engineer.

Climber defends leaving dead colleague

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 24 (UPI) -- A New Zealand mountain climber has defended his decision to leave a man to die while climbing Mount Everest, saying he couldn't have saved him.

Union Jack celebrates 400th birthday

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- The British flag design known as the Union Jack has been flown around the world since it was declared the official symbol by King James I, 400 years ago.

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Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2005 with 164 to follow.
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More climbers scale Mount Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal, May 30 (UPI) -- At least 30 mountaineers this spring joined the select group of 2,249 people who have scaled Mount Everest, Nepal officials told the BBC.

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Today is Sunday, May 29, the 147th day of 2005 with 216 to follow.
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Sir Hillary rips U.S. road to South Pole

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Sir Edmund Hillary has said the road bring built by Americans across Antarctica is "terrible," the BBC reported Sunday.

New Zealand commemorates 1979 disaster

HAMILTON, New Zealand, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Cathedral bells will toll 257 times in Hamilton, New Zealand, Sunday -- the 25th anniversary of 257 people dying in a DC-10 plane crash.

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Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2004 with 164 to follow.
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Clinton story on wife's name questioned

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Bill Clinton's claim that his wife was named in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary has raised eyebrows in New Zealand, the famed mountaineer's homeland, TVNZ reported. On page 870 of his newly published autobiography, "My Life," Clinton says the biggest thril

Ruth to be in World Sports Hall of Fame

TORONTO, June 2 (UPI) -- Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Jim Thorpe were among the 17 athletes chosen Wednesday to make up the first class of the World Sports Hall of Fame.

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Today is Saturday, May 29, the 150th day of 2004 with 216 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2003 with 164 to follow.
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Commentary: Death on a Bolivian mountain

SAO PAULO, June 12 (UPI) -- The news of two American climbers dying on the slopes of a famous Bolivian mountain barely registered a blip on the U.S. news radar.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Latin America Correspondent

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Just days after the 50th anniversary of the first known conquest of Mount Everest, several groups have topped the world's highest mountain.
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Today is Thursday, May 29, the 149th day of 2003 with 216 to follow.
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