1970 to 1989 Expeditions

Year:1972
Season: Autumn
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: South West Face
Height Reached: 8230m
Members:
James Roberts (UK) Deputy Leader
Michael Burke (UK) Photographer
Dave Bathgate (UK) Climber
Nick Estcourt (UK) Climber
Dougal Haston (UK) Climber
Kelvin Kent (UK) Climber/Base Camp Manager
Hamish MacInnes (UK) Climber
Barney Rosedale (UK) Doctor
Doug Scott (UK) Climber
Tony Tighe (Australia) Base Camp Manager
Graham Tiso (UK) Climber
Pemba Tharke Sherpa (Nepal) Sirdar
Ang Phurba Sherpa (Nepal) High Altitude Worker
Jangbu Sherpa (Nepal) High Altitude Worker
Pertemba Sherpa (Nepal) High Altitude Worker
Reason Summit not reached: Bad weather, storms, snow and high winds
Deaths: Tony Tighe killed in icefall by falling serac
Official Book: Everest South West Face by Chris Bonington

Year:1975
Season: Autumn
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: South West Face
Height Reached: Summit
Members:
Hamish MacInnes (UK) Deputy Leader
Peter Boardman (UK) Climber
Martin Boysen (UK) Climber
Paul Braithwaite (UK) Climber
Michael Burke (UK) Climber
Michael Cheney (UK) Base Camp Manager
Arthur Chesterman (UK) Climber
Charles Clarke (UK) Doctor
David Clarke (UK) Climber
Jim Duff (UK) Doctor
Nick Estcourt (UK) Climber
Allen Fyffe (UK) Climber
Adrian Gordon (UK) Advanced Base Camp manager
Dougal Haston (UK) Climber
Brian Kelly (UK) Climber
Christopher Ralling (UK) Climber
Mike Rhodes (UK) Climber
Ronnie Richards (UK) Climber
Keith Richardson (UK) Reporter
Doug Scott (UK) Climber
Ian Stuart (UK) Climber
Mike Thompson (UK) Climber
Mingma Nuru Sherpa (Nepal) Porter
Pertemba Sherpa (Nepal) Sidar
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
Official Book: Everest The Hard Way by Chris Bonington

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

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

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

Year:1982
Season: Spring
Leader: Chris Bonington (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8230m
Members:
Peter Boardman (UK) Climber
Charles Clarke (UK) Doctor
Adrian Gordon (UK) Base Camp Manager
Richard Renshaw (UK) Climber
Joe Tasker (UK) Climber
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to missing climbers
Deaths: Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared while on the ridge
Official Book: Everest The Unclimbed Ridge by Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke

Year:1984
Season: Spring
Leader: Michael Lane (UK)
Route: North Face via Hornbein Couloir
Height Reached: 6860m
Members:
John Stokes (UK) Co-leader
Andy Baxter (UK) Climber
John Bloom (UK) Climber
Graham Cook (UK) Climber
Phil Mallard (UK) Climber
Mervin Middleton (UK) Climber
Mal Parry (UK) Climber
Archie Scott (UK) Climber
Tony Seirzy (UK) (UK) Climber
Richard Villar (UK) Doctor
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to avalanche destroying ABC
Deaths: Tony Seirzy died in the avalanche hitting ABC
Official Book: Soldiers and Sherpas by John Stokes

Year:1984
Season: Spring
Leader: Patrick Gunson (UK)
Route: North Face via left of Great Couloir
Height Reached: 7700m
Members:
David Kay (UK) Deputy Leader
John Delamere (UK) Doctor
Richard Godfrey (UK) Journalist
Alan Hinkes (UK) Climber
Mike Lynch (UK) Climber
Gordon Nuttall (UK) Base Camp Manager
Kenneth Rawlinson (UK) Climber
Bruce Duncan (USA) Climber
Reason Summit not reached: Due to Patrick Gunson having a heart attack
Deaths: None
Official Book: None

Year:1985
Season: Spring
Leader: Malcolm Duff (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8170m
Members:
Alexander Allan (UK) Climber
Richard Allen (UK) Climber
Bob Barton (UK) Climber
David Bricknell (UK) Climber
Anthony Brindle (UK) Climber
Terry Dailey (UK) Support Member
Kurt Diemberger (Austria) Film Team
Elizabeth Duff (UK) Base Camp Manager
Allen Fyffe (UK) Climber
Andrew Greig (UK) Support Climber
Nikola Kekus (UK) Climber
Danny Lewis (UK) Film Team
Andy Nesbet (UK) Climber
Sarah Squibb (UK) Base Camp Assistant
Jonathan Tinker (UK) Climber
Julie Tullis (UK) Film Team
Christopher Watts (UK) Climber
Urs Wiget (Switzerland) Climber/Doctor
Reason Summit not reached: Due to team exhaustion and snowfall
Deaths: None
Official Book: Kingdoms of Experience by Andrew Greig

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

Year:1987
Season: Autumn
Leader: Doug Scott (UK) and Rick Allen (UK)
Route: North East Ridge
Height Reached: 8100m
Members:
Alexander Allan (UK) Climber
Evan Johanssen (UK) Base Camp Manager
Nikola Kekus (UK) Climber
Sharu Prabhu (India) Member
Robert Schauer (Austria) Climber
Michael Scott (UK) Climber
Stephen Sustad (USA) Climber
Mangal Singh Tamang (Nepal) High Altitude Cook
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to bad weather conditions and death of cook
Deaths: Mangal Singh Tamang killed by avalanche at Base Camp
Official Book: None

Year:1988
Season: Spring
Leader: Douglas Keelan (UK)
Route: West Ridge from North
Height Reached: 8550m
Members:
Henry Day (UK) Deputy Leader
Mark Anderson (UK) Film Team
Roger Antolik (UK) Film Team
Ian Atkins (UK) Climber
William Batson (UK) Climber
Martin Bazire (UK) Climber
Stephen Bell (UK) Climber
Andy Edington (UK) Climber
Alan Evans (UK) Film Team
Jonathan Garratt (UK) Climber
J Gittings (UK) Climber
Simon Gray (UK) Climber
Richard Hardie (UK) Climber
Charles Hattersley (UK) Climber
Ian Hills (UK) Film Team
David Howie (UK) Climber
Andrew Hughes (UK) Climber
Luke Hughes (UK) Climber
Keith Hunter (UK) Base Camp Manager
Stephen Last (UK) Climber
Simon Lowe (UK) Climber
David Maxwell (UK) Climber
Alan McLeod (UK) Climber
Mervin Middleton (UK) Climber
Alastair Miller (UK) Climber
Terry Moore (UK) Climber
James Morning (UK) Climber
David Nicholls (UK) Climber
David Orange (UK) Climber
Patrick Parsons (UK) Climber
Richard Pelly (UK) Climber
Nicholas Plowright (UK) Film Team
John Rowe (UK) Climber
Christopher Spencer (UK) Climber
Duncan Strutt (UK) Climber
David Torington (UK) Climber
John Vlasto (UK) Climber
Gavin Williams (UK) Climber
Alexander Wilson (UK) Climber
Chowang Sherpa (Nepal) Sirdar
Reason Summit not reached: Abandoned due to bad weather at the top of the mountain
Deaths: None
Official Book: On The Big Hill by Mark Anderson

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

1990 – 1999 Expeditions