1970 to 1989 Expeditions

Year:1972
Season: Autumn
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: South West Face
Height Reached: 8230m
Members: James Roberts (UK), Michael Burke (UK), Nick Estcourt (UK), Dougal Haston (UK), Kelvin Kent (UK), Hamish MacInnes (UK), Barney Rosedale (UK), Doug Scott (UK), Tony Tighe (Australia), Graham Tiso (UK), Pemba Tharke Sherpa (Nepal)
Reason Summit not reached: Bad weather, storms and high winds
Deaths: Tony Tighe killed in icefall by falling serac

Year:1975
Season: Autumn
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: South West Face
Height Reached: Summit
Members: Hamish MacInnes (UK), Peter Boardman (UK), Martin Boysen (UK), Paul Braithwaite (UK), Michael Burke (UK), Michael Cheney (UK), Arthur Chesterman (UK), Charles Clarke (UK), David Clarke (UK), Jim Duff (UK), Nick Estcourt (UK), Allen Fyffe (UK), Adrian Gordon (UK), Dougal Haston (UK), Brian Kelly (UK), Christopher Ralling (UK), Mike Rhodes (UK), Ronnie Richards (UK), Keith Richardson (UK), Doug Scott (UK), Ian Stuart (UK), Mike Thompson (UK), Mingma Nuru Sherpa (Nepal), Pertemba Sherpa (Nepal)
Summit Reached By: Doug Scott and Dougal Haston on the 24th September. Peter Boardman and Pertemba Sherpa on the 26th September
Deaths: Michael Burke fell to his death from near the summit and Mingma Nuru Sherpa died due to a fall

Year:1976
Season: Spring
Leader: Tony Streather (UK)
Route: South Col – South East Ridge
Height Reached: Summit
Members: Crispin Agnew (UK), Geordie Armstrong (UK), Bishnu Bahadur Basnet (Nepal), Meryon Bridges (UK), Henry Day (UK), Ronald Faux (UK), Jonathan Fleming (UK), Roy Francis (UK), Nigel Gifford (UK), Patrick Gunson (UK), Nanda Raj Gurung (Nepal), Richard Hardie (UK), Ivar Hellberg (UK), Philip Horniblow (UK), Christopher Johnson (UK), Steve Johnston (UK), Krishna Bahadur Karki (Nepal), Douglas Keelan (UK), Michael Kefford (UK), Timothy King (UK), Micheal Lane (UK), Brian Martindale (UK), John Muston (UK), Philip Neame (UK), Peter Page (UK), John Peacock (UK), Basant Kumar Rai (Nepal), Bhagirath Narsingh Rana (Nepal), John Scott (UK), Narbu Sherpa (Nepal), John Stokes (UK), Terry Thompson (UK), Philip West (UK), Sonam Girme Sherpa (Nepal)
Summit Reached By: Michael Lane and John Stokes on the 16th May
Deaths: Terry Thompson fell into a crevasse

Year:1979
Season: Autumn
Leader: Doug Scott (UK)
Route: South Col – South East Ridge
Height Reached: 7400m
Members: Georges Bettembourg (France), Rab Carrington (UK), Michael Covington (UK), Brian Hall (UK), Alan Rouse (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Route too difficult and lack of strength
Deaths: None

Year:1980
Season: Winter
Leader: Alan Rouse (UK)
Route: Lho La – West Ridge
Height Reached: 7300m
Members: Adrian Burgess (UK), Alan Burgess (UK), Brian Hall (UK), Allen Jewhurst (UK), Paul Nunn (UK), John Porter (UK), Graham Robinson (UK), Mike Shrimpson (UK), Joe Tasker (UK), Peter Thexton (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Bad Weather, storms and high winds
Deaths: None

Year:1982
Season: Spring
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8230m
Members: Peter Boardman (UK), Charles Clarke (UK), Adrian Gordon (UK), Richard Renshaw (UK), Joe Tasker (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to missing climbers
Deaths: Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared while on the ridge

Year:1984
Season: Spring
Leader: Michael Lane (UK)
Route: North Face via Hornbein Couloir
Height Reached: 6860m
Members: Tony Seirzy (UK), Richard Villar (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to avalanche destroying ABC
Deaths: Tony Seirzy died in the avalanche hitting ABC

Year:1984
Season: Spring
Leader: Patrick Gunson (UK)
Route: North Face via left of Great Couloir
Height Reached: 7700m
Members: David Kay (UK), John Delamere (UK), Richard Godfrey (UK), Alan Hinkes (UK), Mike Lynch (UK), Gordon Nuttall (UK), Kenneth Rawlinson (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Due to Patrick Gunson having a heart attack
Deaths: None

Year:1985
Season: Spring
Leader: Malcolm Duff (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8170m
Members: Alexander Allan (UK), Richard Allen (UK), Bob Barton (UK), David Bricknell (UK), Anthony Brindle (UK), Kurt Diemberger
(Austria), Liz Duff (UK), Allen Fyffe (UK), Andrew Greig (UK), Nikola Kekus (UK), Danny Lewis (UK), Andy Nesbet (UK), Sarah Squibb (UK), Jonathan Tinker (UK), Julie Tullis (UK), Christopher Watts (UK), Urs Wiget (Switzerland)
Reason Summit not reached: Due to team exhaustion and snowfall
Deaths: None

Year:1986
Season: Autumn
Leader: John Stokes (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8000m
Members: Paul Moores (UK), Julian Anthoine (UK), William Barker (UK), Joe Brown (UK), John English (UK), Ronald Faux (UK), William Freaney (New Zealand), Nigel Goldsack (UK), Patrick Green (UK), Loel Guinness (UK), Philip Horniblow (UK), Alastair Kellas (UK), Chris Knowles (UK), Steven Ley (UK), Pete Long (UK), Paul Nunn (UK), Trevor Pilling (UK), Tony Riley (UK), Sam Roberts (UK), Clive Rowlands (UK), Henry Taylor (UK), Will Thomson (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to heavy snowfall and avalanche danger
Deaths: None

Year:1987
Season: Autumn
Leader: Doug Scott (UK) and Rick Allen (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8100m
Members: Alexander Allan (UK), Evan Johanssen (UK), Nikola Kekus (UK), Sharu Prabhu (India), Robert Schauer (Austria), Michael Scott (UK), Stephen Sustad (USA), Mangal Singh Tamang (Nepal)
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to bad weather conditions and death of cook
Deaths: Mangal Singh Tamang killed by avalanche at BC

Year:1988
Season: Spring
Leader: Douglas Keelan (UK)
Route: West Ridge from North
Height Reached: 8550m
Members: Henry Day (UK), Mark Anderson (UK), Roger Antolik (UK), Ian Atkins (UK), William Batson (UK), Martin Bazire (UK), Stephen Bell (UK), Andy Edington (UK), Alan Evans (UK), Jonathan Garratt (UK), Giles Gray (UK), Simon Gray (UK), Richard Hardie (UK), Charles Harhreley (UK), Ian Hills (UK), David Howie (UK), Andrew Hughes (UK), Luke Hughes (UK), Keith Hunter (UK), Stephen Last (UK), Simon Lowe (UK), David Maxwell (UK), Alan McLeod (UK), Mervin Middleton (UK), Alastair Miller (UK), Terry Moore (UK), James Morning (UK), David Nicholls (UK), David Orange (UK), Patrick Parsons (UK), Richard Pelly (UK), Nicholas Plowright (UK), John Rowe (UK), Christopher Spencer (UK), Duncan Strutt (UK), David Torington (UK), John Vlasto (UK), Gavin Williams (UK), Alexander Wilson (UK) Chowang Sherpa (Nepal)
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to lack of strong manpower and supplies
Deaths: None

Year:1988
Season: Summer
Leader: John Stokes (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8400m
Members: Julian Anthoine (UK), William Barker (UK), Russell Brice (New Zealand), Joe Brown (UK), James Curran (UK), John English (UK), Loel Guinness (UK), Philip Horniblow (UK), Dave Jones (UK), Alastair Kellas (UK), Pete Long (UK), Paul Moores (UK), Ian Nicholson (UK), Daniel Noble (USA), Sam Roberts (UK), Henry Taylor (UK), David Williams (UK), Trevor Williams (UK)
Reason Summit not reached: Due to heavy snowfall
Deaths: None

1990 – 1999 Expeditions