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 Everest rubbishWorlds Highest Rubbish Dump
Mount Everest has become the world’s highest rubbish dump with increasing numbers of big-spending climbers turning it into a ‘disgusting eyesore’, experts claim.

Ben Fogle and Victoria PendletonBen Fogle Mount Everest Documentary
A three-part documentary ‘The Challenge: Everest’ features Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton on Mount Everest.

Mount Everest Rupert Jones-Warner Interview
An interview by British climber Rupert Jones-Warner who stood on the summit of Mount Everest on the 17th May 2018.
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Xia BoyuDouble Amputee – Everest – I Hate It
“Everest, for me, I hate it. Because it took away my legs,” Xia Boyu, underwent a double amputation below the knee due to frostbite on his first Everest attempt in 1975.

Rupert Jones-WarnerPhotograph of British Climber on Summit of Mount Everest
Rupert Jones-Warner has kindly allowed me to publish his photograph of him on the summit of Mount Everest.
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