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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2002
The Himalayas have given up another secret. Climbers attempting to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan have found the bones of Dudley Wolfe, a wealthy Boston socialite who 63 years ago became the first climber to die on the slopes of the world's second-highest mountain. Chubby, clumsy and out of his element, Wolfe nonetheless insisted on being a member of the American-German expedition trying to be the first to conquer the 28,250-foot behemoth nicknamed "The Savage Mountain." His motive was simple: He hoped to win back the affections of his ex-wife by impressing her with the headlines that would follow.
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May 26, 1992
A man making his way back from a North Pole expedition was found recently, alive after 16 days out, wandering off course and seven days off schedule. Bob Mantell, 37, of Ely, Minn., was spotted by a helicopter pilot 15 miles northwest of his destination, a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean off northwestern Greenland."He was fine. He didn't perceive himself to be in any trouble," expedition manager Liane Benoit said by telephone from Ottawa, Ontario, after Mr. Mantell was picked up by a Canadian army and police team.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | January 15, 1993
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The American Women's Trans-Antarctic Expedition has made history by becoming the first team of women explorers to reach the South Pole on their own power.A science station at the South Pole radioed to expedition officials in St. Paul that the expedition arrived there yesterday.The team members are the first women to reach the bottom of the world without dogsled or motorized vehicles. They also are attempting to become the first expedition of women explorers to cross the continent.
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May 16, 1995
Burglars who entered a Severn home through an unlocked sliding door Friday morning stole $450 worth of property while a resident of the house slept, county police said.Joyce Marie Lechliter, 67, reported the burglary about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The burglary occurred between 4:20 a.m. -- when her husband left the house to go fishing -- and 7 a.m., when she woke up and found the videocassette recorder missing from the living room, police said.A container of coins and several earrings also were stolen from the couple's bedroom, police said.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2002
In an expedition worthy of Indiana Jones, a team of NASA scientists left Maryland this week to search a South American jungle for traces of a fallen "star." Investigators from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt are heading this weekend into a steaming Bolivian jungle, patrolled by jaguars, snakes and piranha, to join Bolivian colleagues at a place called Iturralde Crater. Barely discernible even from the air, this five-mile-wide circle in the forest may be the bull's-eye where a hurtling asteroid or comet struck with the force of a thousand hydrogen bombs.
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By Chicago Tribune | November 23, 1993
BEIJING -- Among the sand dunes and the ruins of once flourishing oases on China's legendary Silk Road, archaeologists have dug up an ancient city that may have been inhabited by dropouts from Alexander the Great's army.The rediscovery of the mysterious city of Niya came 90 years after British explorer Sir Aurel Stein was led by villagers to its remains in 1903 and, according to the official New China news agency, "pillaged Greek-style furniture and ancient documents written in the long-dead Kharoshthi language."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2008
Robert J.M. Wilson, former president of Adams Express Co. and of Petroleum & Resources Corp., who as a youth participated in the historic Fahnestock Expedition to the South Pacific, died of pneumonia Wednesday at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 88. Mr. Wilson was born in Millbrook, N.Y., and was raised in Greenwich, Conn., and Rumson, N.J. He was a 1938 graduate of the Choate School and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at Yale University in 1942. "Instead of attending his freshman year at Yale, he joined a yearlong expedition to the South Seas on the Fahnestock Expedition," said his daughter, Olivia Wilson Welbourn of Owings Mills.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2001
An international team of climbers completed the highest-ever rescue of victims from the dangerous north side of Mount Everest yesterday. The four stricken climbers --- an American and a Guatemalan from one expedition and two Russians from another team - were moved down to a lower altitude where they are being treated. The rescue mission began overnight Wednesday just below the 29,035-foot summit and played out on the ice and crumbling rocks as guides, Sherpas and clients formed a human chain to ferry supplies and fresh manpower to the effort.
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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,Special to the Sun | March 18, 2001
If your idea of a vacation is an annual jaunt to Rehoboth or a week at Disney World, this probably isn't the trip for you. But several dozen well-heeled people who crave more original ways to spend their downtime will soar into the sky on a chartered jet sometime in the next week to watch Russia's Mir space station come tumbling down from a few hundred miles away. Trip organizers are promoting the event, expected to unfold somewhere over the South Pacific, as "a spectacular pyrotechnic display."
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By San Francisco Examiner | May 12, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sixty-five years after he became the first American to drive a dog team in Antarctica, Norman D. Vaughan is poised to become the last person to accomplish the feat.Mr. Vaughan plans to spend Dec. 19 -- his 88th birthday -- atop Mount Norman Vaughan after mushing 500 miles across the Ross Ice Shelf. Admiral Richard E. Byrd named the 10,302-foot peak in his honor."There's nothing we're going to face that I can't do . . . ," Mr. Vaughan said this week. "I can do the normal kinds of things that are expected of me: drive a dog team, ski and mountain climb.
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