Posts Tagged ‘sherpa’

Top mountaineer defends walking past dying Sherpa in pursuit of K2 record

(The Telegraph) – A top mountaineer has been forced to defend herself after accusations that her team climbed over a dying Sherpa as they headed to the summit of the K2 mountain to secure a new world record. Images of climbers clambering past the injured Pakistani on a treacherous ridge on the same day that Norway’s Kristin Harila ascended […]

Doug Jones got Jackson to the SCOTUS precipice. He’s also sherpa-ing himself.

“The thought … had not really been on my radar,” Jones said in an interview with POLITICO. “I did not respond. But I did send it off to my contacts at the White House. And the next thing I know, they’re calling me back saying: ‘if you’re interested, we’re interested.’” Notably, Jones was brought in […]

Sherpa Guide Kami Rita Scales Mount Everest For Record 25th Time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time on Friday, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak. Kami Rita and 11 other Sherpa guides reached the summit at about 6 p.m., Department of Tourism official Mira Acharya said. They are the first group […]

Putin-Trump cybersecurity cooperation to take place, but will take time – Russia G20 sherpa

“Cybersecurity remains a key issue in US-Russian relations, as far as I know, [the presidents] discussed this issue for at least 40 minutes at the meeting [on the sidelines of G20],” Svetlana Lukash, a Russian G20 sherpa, or representative of the Russian president at the summit, said. Lukash was referring to Trump’s recent comments, saying […]

Two giant sinkholes at risk of colliding in Texas claim researchers

     Just days after a massive sinkhole opened up in the Ottawa downtown core, scientists are now warning that two giant and rapidly expanding sinkholes in Texas are at risk of collapsing into each other. They are about 2 km apart and sit between the cities of Wink and Kermit in the West Texas oil […]

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