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09Mar 20
Climbing High In Record Time

Climbing high in record time

Before the end of 2019, Nirmal Purja finished climbing the 14 tallest mountains in 6 months and 6 days. That’s a record which beats the last one set in 2013. The tall peaks rise into the “death zone”. Oxygen is limited and humans cannot survive for extended periods of time.…

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01Dec 19
American Woman Makes History Swimming The English Channel

American woman makes history swimming the English Channel

On September 17, 2019, Sarah Thomas completed her non-stop challenge. She swam across the English Channel, not once or twice, but four times. The current was strong which made her journey difficult and longer than expected. The water was chilly and terribly salty. Sarah also had to endure a jellyfish…

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