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Kenyan climber dies on Everest, Sherpa missing

Kenyan climber dies on Everest, Sherpa missing

A Kenyan climber has died on Mount Everest, officials said, taking the season’s confirmed death toll on the world’s tallest mountain to three. Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui, 40, and his 44-year-old Sherpa guide, Nawang, had been missing above the Hillary Step since Wednesday morning. Sherpa rescuers recovered Kirui’s body late on Wednesday at about 19 metres (62 feet) below the 8,849-metre peak, Nepal’s Department of Tourism said. Nawang was still missing, it said. "It is not clear whether they went missing before reaching the peak or after climbing," Khim Lal Gautam, who heads the Expedition Monitoring and Facilitation Field Office at…
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Built for the adventurous, the new Everest provides amazing capability when the road runs out

Built for the adventurous, the new Everest provides amazing capability when the road runs out

WHETHER you’re scrambling up the side of a mountain or towing a trailer, next-generation Everest is filled with cutting-edge technologies to get you there and back again. From Everest’s Selectable Drive Modes which optimise vehicle performance to suit a range of different conditions - to its sophisticated surround view cameras and rear differential lock, off-road adventures are even more achievable. “The Everest has always been very good off the beaten track, and we wanted to build on the confidence customers have when travelling off-road,” said Ian Foston, chief platform engineer, Ford Everest. “So we focused on giving customers a vehicle…
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Next generation Everest is in the house

Next generation Everest is in the house

THE next-generation Ford Everest has arrived. The next generation Everest blends adventure-ready capability with exceptional comfort and customer-focused technology in a rugged, refined and fun to drive SUV.Engineered to excite, the Everest has been built for the adventurous – with capability at its core.Inside, premium levels of craftsmanship have created a quiet and refined sanctuary for up to seven occupants, while class-leading technology and safety make every journey more memorable.“When we started imagining the next-gen Everest, we started not at the beginning but at the end: With our customers,” said Ian Foston, chief platform engineer for Everest. “They’re people who like…
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