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

Ngima Nuru SherpaA Sherpa has become the youngest to climb Everest 21 times
37-year old Ngima Nuru Sherpa has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to successfully scale the world’s highest mountain for the 21st time.
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Kenton CoolKenton Cool Summits Everest for his 13th time
Renowned British climber Kenton Cool, has broken his own record for summiting Mount Everest, scaling the world’s highest mountain for the 13th time this morning.
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Xia Boyu 70 year old Double Amputee reaches Everest summit
Xia Boyu age 70, who lost both his legs to frostbite in 1975 while on Everest, has now become the first double amputee climber to stand on the summit of Mount Everest.
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Mount EverestSherpa’s reach summit of Mount Everest
A rope-fixing team of climbing Sherpas reached the summit of Mount Everest this afternoon from the South side, Nepal.
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