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Who set up the camera on the moon’s surface.

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The bodies of a renowned American climber and an expedition cameraman have been found more than 16 years after they were killed in an avalanche in the Himalayas.

Climbers attempting to reach the summit of Shishapangma in Tibet discovered the bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridges encased in ice on a glacier.

The bodies had clothing and backpacks that matched the gear Mr Lowe and Mr Bridges were wearing when they disappeared in 1999, the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation said in a statement.

The pair died after they were swept away during a trek that aimed to ski down the 26,291ft (8,013m) peak – the world’s 14th highest.

A third climber, Conrad Anker, was injured but survived.

NBC News reported that the bodies were found last week.

In a statement, Mr Lowe’s widow Jenni Lowe-Anker said: “Alex and David vanished, were captured and frozen in time. Now they are found.

“We are thankful. Conrad, the boys and I will make our pilgrimage to Shishapangma. It is time to put Alex to rest.”

Mr Anker, who married Mr Lowe’s widow in 2001, said the discovery “brings closure and relief for me and Jenni and for our family”.

Mr Lowe’s accomplishments included two climbs to the top of Mount Everest, several first ascents in Antarctica and dozens of less prominent but highly technical ascents.

The foundation bearing his name provides advice and financial support to humanitarian programmes that operate in remote parts of the world.

Source: Bodies Of Famed Climbers Found 16 Years On

Blind Teens Climb Everest..

A group of blind teenagers who scaled a Himalayan mountain in the
Everest range prepare for the launch of a movie about their feat.

The
journey by six blind Tibetan teens with blind mountaineer Erik
Weihenmayer up to 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri peak on the north side of
Everest is documented in Blindsight, already out in Australia and due
for release in North America next month.

Charles II Farthing 1679.

On saturday May the third, Jack and I found a Charles the 2nd farthing on the Riverside at Richmond. This coin dated 1679 was the first english "copper" and the first to bear the image of Brittannia. It was at this time that John Saunders began The Richmond Riverside, which was finished after his death, by his wife the former Ann Stott.

Today, I have mostly been…..

Watching The Water Margin.
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