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

Mount EverestBiggest clean up on Mount Everest

This year, the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee has launched its biggest ever spring clean on the mountain, removing over a tonne of rubbish just on the first day.

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Hari Budha MagarHari Budha Magar to fulfil dream to climb Mount Everest

A former Gurkha soldier from Canterbury who lost his legs after being blown up in Afghanistan is set to realise a boyhood dream of climbing Everest after an about-turn by the authorities.


Man aims to reach Mount Everest Base Camp in a wheelchair

A wheelchair-bound Australian is aiming to become the first paraplegic to reach Everest base camp he will be using a specially designed wheelchair with mountain bike wheels when the trails allow.

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 icefall doctorsIcefall doctors on their way to Mount Everest

An eight-member team of icefall doctors along with two kitchen staff left for the Mt Everest base camp from Namche Bazaar to fix a climbing route up to Camp II in the world’s highest peak.

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