Mount Everest The British Story

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world’ has captivated British mountaineers for decades. It is the ultimate symbol of human endeavour where many mountaineers have gone to fulfil their dreams, resulting in triumph and tragedy.

On ‘Mount Everest The British Story’ you can learn about the past and present British expeditions from our detailed Mount Everest History pages. Read the weird and wonderful Mount Everest Facts or take a look at our exclusive interviews from those who have reached the highest summit in the world.

Learn about what may have happened to Mallory and Irvine on that fateful day in 1924. Did they reach the summit? Where is the missing camera? What step did Odell see the two climbers at? Read the answers to these questions and more in the articles by researcher Philip Summers.

Get motivated by the complete up to date Summiteers List or our Gallerys where you will find photographs of the mountain and British climbers standing on the summit.

During the climbing season you can follow any British climbers aiming to climb Mount Everest by reading our daily dispatches. You can also keep up to date with all the Mount Everest News from around the world.

Latest News

Lily HillaryEd Hillary’s Granddaughter to Climb Everest
Sir Edmund Hillary’s granddaughter Lily is determined to climb Mount Everest in 2020, just like her grandad did back in 1953.
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Mount Everest 1921Everest – A Reconnaissance
An exhibition of prints from the 1921 Mount Everest Expedition will be on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London this autumn.
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Ben FogleA “Dark Cloud” after climbing EverestTV presenter Ben Fogle has spoken of the “dark cloud” that was hanging over his head after climbing Mount Everest.
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The Way to Mount Everest Base CampTerminal illness man going to Everest BC
A man who is suffering from a terminal illness is going on a charity trek to Mount Everest BC, despite doctors warning that he may not return.
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Information about Mallory and Irvine