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

Lhakpa SherpaLhakpa Sherpa aiming for her ninth Everest summit
Lhakpa Sherpa from Nepal holds the world record for Everest summits by a woman and plans to return this month for another expedition to the top of the world.
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1978 Mount Everest TeamMessner, Habeler and team in Nepal for 40th anniversary of Everest climb
A team of renowned mountaineers who had pulled off a seemingly impossible expedition in 1978 has returned to Nepal to commemorate the 40th anniversary.
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Shivangi Pathak16 year old Indian girl aiming to climb Everest
16-year-old Shivangi Pathak from India has started her trip to Base Camp aiming to become the youngest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.
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