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How to display the data of your hike? (c)Roman Pohorecki/Pexels
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How can I display a GPX-file?

GPX-files are the files which are created by tracking-apps such as Runtastic. These apps record your GPS-location and therefore can display your altitude, as well as the distance that you moved in a certain period of time. In addition, GPX-files may contain information like your heart rate, which can also be recorded by various devices. It…

"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once."

Samuel Smiles

What is PechaKucha?
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What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha was invented in Japan in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show the work in public. It includes a modern, very fast form of presentation, in which 20 slides or pictures are shown for 20 seconds each – therefore, one presentation lasts for only 6:40 minutes, which is…

(c) Wikimedia/Gabriel Ehrnst GRUNDIN
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What does “Respondoj” mean?

The aim of respondoj.com is to give answers. In Esperanto, a constructed language that was invented in 1887 by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, “respondo” means “answer”. If you want to build a plural in Esperanto, you simply add a “j” at the end. Therefore, the Esperanto word for “answers” is “Respondoj”.

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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What can be done to prevent avalanches?

There are several ways to prevent avalanches and lessen their power and destruction; active preventative measures reduce the likelihood and size of avalanches by disrupting the structure of the snowpack; passive measures reinforce and stabilize the snowpack in situ. The simplest active measure is by repeatedly traveling on a snowpack as snow accumulates; this can…

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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How much do Everst guides earn?

An Everest guide typically earns about US$125 per climb. Most come from climbing families, raised on stories of wealth from climbs, and have relatively few other economic opportunities. Between 350 and 450 guides, most of them Sherpas, work each year during the climbing season.[1] A guide can earn up to $5,000 a year, compared to Nepal’s average…

Khumbu Icefall - own photograph --Uwe Gille 12:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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What is the world’s highest mountain?

Mount Everest (also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma) is the Earth‘s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level[1] and is the 5th furthest point from the centre of the Earth. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft). In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). The current…

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