Sunday, June 27, 2010

Orchard Road included in marathon

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2010 has included new landmarks in their routes for this year's marathon event in December. It is first time ever that these routes are included in any marathon in Singapore. Full marathoners get to run through the famous Orchard Road admiring the beautiful Christmas lights decorations on the street while half marathoners get privilege of running through recently opened Universal Studio theme park via Sentosa Bridge. The 10kms runners too have a reason to cheer as they'll be running through the newly opened beautiful Helix Bridge.

SCMS 2010. Way to go!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mt.Everest 2010 - statistics

The latest statisics on Mt.Everest is out now. Alan Arnette, a speaker and mountaineer, has posted in his site statistics details based on report from Ang Tshering Sherpa, a famous expedition organizer from Nepal. The report is extracted from the database maintained by the famous Himalayan journalist Ms.Elizabeth Hawley.

The total number of summits on Mt.Everest has crossed the 5000 mark this year to stand at 5070. However the actual number of persons who climbed are only 3431, which means the remaining 1639 are repeat climbers.

The number of summits this year, 2010, alone so far is 513, of which 268 are first time summiteers while the rest are repeat summiteers. Of the total 513, 347 climbed from South side or Nepal (of which 190 are sherpas & rest are foreigners) and around 165 climbed from North side or Tibet.

A final note. Although there is no official list or figure or whatsoever of Mt.Everest summits with anyone, the database maintained by Ms.Elizabeth Hawley is considered by many to be more than 90% accurate.