Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat

'Killer Mountain' Movie Re-Opens Old Wounds
Spiegel Online
By SPIEGEL Staff A new German movie about an ill-fated bid to climb the deadly Himalayan mountain Nanga Parbat in 1970 has re-opened a bitter row between ...
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mount Everest News December 24, 2009

Amy Jenkins: Marriage is a skill to learn like any other
Marriage "has become like scaling Mount Everest, a sort of great moral endeavour", says David Willetts, shadow minister for the family – and what a ...
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Purdue prof's Everest climb part of Discovery show
Journal and Courier
The team with which a Purdue University professor climbed Mount Everest this spring will be featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Everest: ...
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Climbing Snowdon can be more dangerous than Everest, warns expert
SNOWDON can be more dangerous than Mount Everest because it is the peak of choice for ill-equipped tourists treating it like a gentle hillside stroll, ...
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Cheltenham man tackles Everest
When Matt Snook takes on the treacherous heights of Mount Everest there will be one person on his mind. As a youngster, the 24-year-old and his best friend ...
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Fat Burning Foods For Men
Peace fm Online
From climbing Mount Everest to swimming in Marianas Trench, they would do everything to burn fat. Strength training is a real solution to the problem of ...
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Filmmaker, others follow in Mallory's footsteps on Everest in 'Wildest Dream'
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Not when he endeavored to accurately and realistically portray famed climber George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 expedition on 29029-foot Mount Everest. ...
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ExplorersWeb Year in Review Final: Statistics and Politics
In a March 10 special, a full story (different from China's official version) of the 50 years-long battle was published at ExplorersWeb by ...
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Baltimore Sun
More people having a recycled Christmas
Baltimore Sun
One of the most popular holiday gifts is a $15 ornament made from reclaimed oxygen tanks left on Mount Everest; sales help support cleanup on the mountain. ...
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Hall-of-Famer Josh Cribbs? (subscription)
It remains to be seen if he can overcome the Mount Everest-sized obstacles ahead of him, the losing and the lack of respect given to returners. ...
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EDITORIAL: A historic vote (press release)
Like an ascent on Mount Everest, the climbers can still tumble down, but the summit is now in sight. One last storm can be expected to disrupt progress. ...
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Welcome Welcome Welcome: MOUNT EVEREST
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Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth as measured by the height of its summit above sea level, which is 8848 meters. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. ...
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Hulhevi Media: Maldivians on Mountains
By Hulhevi Media
The film, shot on HD, follows Olympic swimmer Ahmed Imthiyaz (Freddy) and our own resident producer and director Ahmed Shafeeu (Narcu) as they trek in the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya to Mount Everest. ...
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climbing Snowdon can be more dangerous than Everest, warns expert ...
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SNOWDON can be more dangerous than Mount Everest because it is the peak of choice for ill-equipped tourists treating it like a gentle hillside stroll, a.
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David Willetts insists that marriage must not become the preserve ...
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Instead of it becoming just what you do in your 20s, it has become like scaling Mount Everest, a sort of great moral endeavour – and something that requires a lot of time and money. We think we need to ease some of the pressures.
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Top 10 Travelling Destinations, Top 10 Natural Wonders, Best ...
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Let's have a glimpse of some of the glorious and gorgeous wonders of nature and top 10 travel destinations which allows you to meet and greet nature. They are truly the "never to miss in the lifetime" spots!! Mount Everest Mount Everest ...
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Zamazaan Looking for Crew

Zamazaan is interviewing for Foredeck, Mast, Trimmers, and Pit Positions. We seek racers with at least 3+ years racing experience on yachts 30+ ft. We are looking for committed racers to race at least 2x month throughout the 2009 season. We will be sailing mostly OYRA races, but their will be a few off-shore and special event regattas like the Vallejo Opener, Delta Ditch, Jazz Cup, and the Rolex Big Boat Series. We are a competitive group, but like to keep it fun. Zamazaan is a Custom Farr 52 foot IOR warhorse. Boat is sailed from Saint Francis Yacht Club Marina. Please send your resume for consideration to:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Roll Call for the Great Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta Race

Attention All Zamazaan Sailors

There are tentatively 5 legs; and the time frame is from the end of January to the end of February.

Delivery to Marina Del Ray – Depart SF Saturday January 25
Fri, Jan 30 - Skippers' Meeting at Marina del Rey Yacht Club
Fri, Jan 30 - Pre-Race Party
2. Marina del ray to Cabo- Dapart Sat, Jan 31 - RACE #1, 2, 3
Cabo to Puerto Vallarta – Depart Wed, Feb 7 - RACE #4
Thu, Feb 12 - Post-Race Party
Fri, Feb 13 - Post-Race Party
Sat, Feb 14 - Awards Banquet
Puerto Vallarta To Cabo – Depart Monday Feb 16
Cabo to Esdenada – Depart Saturday February 19
Ensenada home – Depart Wednesday February 23
Arrive SF no later than February 28

I need to get a tentative idea of whom to count on for the starting delivery, race and subsequent trip back home. Please check your calendars and advise as soon as possible your intention, including the legs you are signing up for. There are a lot of details to work out regarding logistics that have not been worked our yet, so please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or require more information

Thanks in advance


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2008 Big Boat Series

Big Boat Crew,

All right then, Big Boat practice is this weekend. On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th you should be on the boat by 8:00. We are planning to leave the slip by 9:00. We will be off the water both day’s by 2:00 We are going to provide lunch both Saturday and Sunday.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Windjammers 2008 Santa Cruz Race

I just went to the Santa Cruz Yacht Club Web site to get the race instructions for Windjammers and found that they want to start the race on FRIDAY August 29th!

This comes as a surprise, as it had been previously scheduled to start on Saturday 30th. Consequently, we all need to check our calendars again and be sure to tell our boss’s that we will need that Friday off (fortunately we have time to give two weeks notice). This is really a fun overnight event with a great party and awards ceremony on Saturday. After a turn out the gate, It’s all downwind. We took first in our division two years ago. Last year we sailed Jazz Cup instead of the Windjammer, so we are looking to show them what we’ve got again this year.

Basically, it’s a overnight race from San Francisco to Santa Cruz -- with a third days return unless you can get a ride back home from Santa Cruz Saturday. We need a small delivery crew to bring the boat back home up the coast on Sunday.

First warning – 1155 August 29, 2008. Be at the boat by 9:00 in San Francisco
Trophy presentation, Santa Cruz Yacht Club – 1800 August 30, 2008.
Dinner and party, Santa Cruz Yacht Club – 1830 August 30, 2008.
From the starting line off the StFYC Race Deck, yachts shall sail via any route (subject to restricted areas defined in the Sailing Instructions) to the finish line off the Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz.

Let me know that you’re coming with us for the Labor Day weekend’s Windjammer!

Also, right after the Windjammer, we have a weekend’s practice, immediately followed the next weekend by the Big Boat Series itself.

Sign up now for these two big events ASAP. I already have most of our regular crew signed up and am looking for several new crew to join us. So again let me know your intentions so we can plan ahead.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Second Half 2008

We’ve had a very fun and fast first half of the season. Now it’s time to look forward to the second half of the 2008 season. I know all of you are busy planning your family vacations and summer activities, but we need to start to get a firm commitment for the most important part of the racing season; the Aldo Alessio and Rolex Big Boat Series.

As you must know, the Aldo Alessio and Rolex Big Boat Series are the ultimate regattas in the Bay Area where the big guns all come out to show there skills and expertise. Zamazaan has been racing the Big Boat almost every season and has consistently gotten better and better as her crew and equipment got better and better. To that end, this year we are striving for the best equipment to date combined with the best possible crew.

In order to achieve the latter, we are looking for a committed crew for the entire season, one that will be there for each and every training session in addition to the actual races. Additionally, we are looking for some “ringers” and the opportunity to add some special crew in the hopes of making the best possible competitive crew for the regattas.

So, now is the time to check your calendars and sign up for the second half of the season. The race schedule is listed below. The mandatory events are listed in PINK. Please review your calendar and let us know your commitment to race the second half of the season.

Up-Coming Racing Schedule:


Aldo Alessio Team Tune-up Session / Big Boat Crew Event
Aldo Boat Preps / Big Boat Crew Event


Aldo Alessio Regatta / IRC Race & Big Boat Crew Event
SCYC Wind Jammers / Race to Santa Cruz Overnight & Return


Big Boat Crew Tune Up Session / Big Boat Crew Event
Big Boat Preps / Big Boat Crew Event
Big Boat Regatta / Big Boat Crew Event

I would appreciate knowing your availability as soon as possible so we can start to put together a crew plan.

Thanks in advance for your prompt reply,