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ExplorersWeb 2008 Year in Review

Posted: Jan 05, 2009 12:31 am EST

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In August 1999, MountEverest.net was reconstructed from an expedition website to a mountaineering news source. The guide was added and daily stories - mainly from the 8000ers - went up.Following founders' and friends expeditions, other adventure websites were added in fast pace: ThePoles, TheOceans, K2Climb, AdventureStats, BaseCampMD, AdventureWeather, HumanEdgeTech and finally Pythom.com. By 2003, all sites had merged under one umbrella: ExplorersWeb. In 2009, ExWeb will get a 10-year anniversary makeover: outdated content will be scrubbed; while new, exciting stuff will be added. <cutoff>It's been a wild ride, with 2008 the most dramatic yet. Inaki's rescue attempt on Annapurna and the K2 tragedy a few months later would be plenty for a normal year. But it was Everest, China and Tibet that would keep us really on edge. Meanwhile, other great adventures and issues took...

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