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

Daniel Mazur7 time Everest Summiteer to receive Hillary Medal
Mountain climber Daniel Mazur will receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions.
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Fake Mount Everest Climbing PermitFake Mount Everest Climbing Permit
It has been revealed that two mountaineers were taken to the world’s highest peak for an expedition by producing a ‘fake climbing permit’ in the last spring season.

Ed HillaryEd Hillary and George Lowe Passport applications Found
Archives NZ has been delving into the passport applications of notable New Zealanders and found those of Ed Hillary and George Lowe.
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Kami Rita Sherpa22 Time Everest Summiteer aims to make it 30
Kami Rita Sherpa 48, looks forward to climb Mount Everest 30 times before he hangs his boots up at the age of 55.

Pemba SherpaEight-Time Mount Everest Climber Missing
Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa has gone missing after successfully scaling Saser Kangri in the Karakoram range.
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