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

Sandra NoelDaughter of Everest climber Captain John Noel died after a fall
Sandra Noel, the daughter of Mount Everest climber Captain John Noel died after falling at the William Harvey Hospital, an inquest has heard.
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Watch VideoSir Edmund Hillary – The Race for Everest
Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition.
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Sherpa siblings on the summit of Mount EverestSherpa siblings receive Guinness World Records Certificates
The Guinness World Records has announced a group of Sherpa climbers as the most siblings to have scaled Mount Everest together in the spring climbing season.
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Nick Jones and Peter AndrePeter Andre and a terminally ill man to hike to Everest BC
Nick Jones, with stage four heart failure, will be joined by Peter Andre as he attempts to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp.
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Gorak Shep28,000 pounds of human waste removed of Mount Everest
This season, porters working on Mount Everest removed 28,000 pounds of human waste – the equivalent weight of two fully-grown elephants – to a nearby dumping site.
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