Featured Image: At 8,848 m, Everest is the highest peak on Earth.
Monday, 1 July 2019, New York, NY – Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, made the first confirmed summit of Everest in 1953, the dream of climbing Everest has spurred millions of climbers to make the ascent. But recently, Everest has had a problem: severe overcrowding. In this post, we’ll discuss the problems Everest has had with overcrowding, and how this has resulted in some of the deadliest climbing seasons ever. We’ll also discuss the history of the mountain, and some of the most famous bodies that rest on the mountain to this day.
Continue reading “Everest”
Featured Image: Jose Salvador Alvarenga, pictured above, upon his arrival in the Marshall Islands after being lost at sea continuously for 438 days.
Thursday, 2 May 2019, Mexico City, Mexico – World records. There are all kinds of them and pretty much anyone can set one. Most importantly, people try to break world records that have already been set in the past. But one world record that nobody wants to break for sure, is the world record for the longest amount of time spent lost at sea. Jose Salvador Alvarenga, an El Salvador native and a fisherman working in Mexico, holds this world record – he was lost in a boat in the Pacific Ocean for a mind-boggling 438 days. That’s over a year! Even more staggering is the distance he ended up travelling – he floated, in a 25-foot-long fishing boat, from Mexico to the Marshall Islands, more than halfway across the Pacific Ocean.
Continue reading “Lost at sea for 438 days”