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Nanga Parbat; Killer Mountain

May 8, 2010

Nanga Parbat („Naked Mountain“ from Sanskrit) is also known as Diamir („King of the mountains“). It is the ninth highest mountain on earth (8125m) and is located in the western Himalayas in Pakistan. History Hermann Buhl Nanga Parbat is one of the most difficult 8000m peaks. Even the normal route, the „Kinshofer-route“, asks for outstanding […]


September 17, 2007

On Valentine’s Day, red is everywhere. How did red become the color of love? To find out we turn to red, a textile exhibition currently on display at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. The King’s Red Heels Four hundred years ago in 17th-century France, red was a color of power. French history expert Joan […]

The Sun Invigorates the Eyes of Eagles, But Injures Our Own

June 19, 2007

SOAR WITH THE EAGLES There’s an old fable that talks about a man who found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eagle hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life, the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was […]


May 14, 2007

Here I sit, eating chocolate chips. To quit eating chocolate, I need more than tips. There are so many kinds of chocolate, it’s hard to choose. No matter which one you pick, you just can’t lose. There is milk chocolate, sweet chocolate, and semi-sweet. I really like dark chocolate! It’s such a treat!!! There is […]