On May 22nd, Lewis Gordon Pugh Lewis swam replica Tissot watch 1kilometer across Lake Pumori at an altitude of 5,300m under the summit of Mt Everest, according to posterous. It took him 22 minutes and 51 second to swim in the 2 degrees centigrade water. Pugh swam to draw attention to the impact of global warming on the Himalayas. Stay tuned for more as our very own Grayson Schaffer dons a Speedo and hits the water with Pugh in the upcoming July issue.--Stayton Bonner
Retiring Republican State Senator Fred Hemmins Senate bill 2646, which would have created largely honorary surf preserves onOahus North Shore and in replica Corum watches Waikīkī, was temporarily wiped out to recommitment to a future year in the final hours of the Housesession, states surfersvillage. Hemmings drove the bill so that that Hawaiis sport could be lauded for its cultural and historic significance. It would not have cost taxpayers or granted exclusivity to anygroup or constituency.Surfing preserves exist in Australia and are being considered in New Zealand.--Stayton Bonner
The weekend saw perhaps 300 summits on both replica Ulysse Nardin watch sides of Everest. The weather was mixed throughout, with blizzard conditions at times. The climbers had to work hard for their summits. There have been three deaths this season: two on the north side and one on nearby Lhotse.Taking most of the medias attention were the summits of Apa Sherpa at age 47 his 20th summit with the Eco Everest team andon the other side of the mountain, 13 year-old Jordan Romero along withhis dad, step-mom and Sherpa team made the top of the world, his 6th of the 7summits.There were some other firsts including the youngest Indian climber ever Arjun Vajpai at age 16 and youngest British woman, Bonita Norris who was injured on her descent. She is age 22. The Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner summited without supplemental oxygen reaching her 13th 8000m mountain.