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On the 30th anniversary of the historical expedition Everest Peace Climb

   
Everest (8848m or 8844m) is Earth's highest mountain above the sea level located on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China). Climbing Everest requires careful preparation: life in ... read more »
7 May, 23:18: It was a Grand idea Everest Peace Climb, by mountaineers of three great powers - the United States, the USSR and China. The idea, and the entire project, belonged to famous American climbers Jim Whittaker and Warren Thompson. During 1987-1988, the stubborn organizers tirelessly negotiated with Moscow and Beijing and achieved the almost impossible - in such a short time for our countries (in just 2 years!) they managed to get the consent and all the necessary permits and visas of the three parties to conduct a joint expedition. In the States, they were supported by such world-famous people as Senator Edward Kennedy, Ted Turner and many others. The organizing Committee under the leadership of Jim managed to attract more than 60 sponsors and take almost all the expenses of the expedition on themselves, and they amounted to more than one million dollars. MORE »
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