Apa Sherpa helping children of Nepal

Every spring, Mount Everest draws in people from around the world to conquer its peak. Despite the riches surrounding the highest point on Earth, the Sherpa people who live in its shadow remain poor with few educational opportunities. One man hoping to change this reality is Apa Sherpa, a child of the Khumbu and world-record holder for summiting Everest. Like

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Everest climb raised £12k for Air Ambulance

A Reading businessman who nearly lost his life attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on a charity climb for Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been nominated for a Pride of Reading Award. Dominic Renshaw, 46, could be crowned Fundraiser of the Year at this year’s glitzy awards ceremony after being put forward by the Air Ambulance’s Clare Allen

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Doug Scott UK Lectures

Doug Scott is best known as the first British mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Dougal Haston in 1975 while on an expedition led by Chris Bonington. Doug Scott will be giving lectures here in the UK this autumn. Some will also have British mountaineer Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite. Doug Scott (C) Doug Scott Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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Sir Chris Bonington UK Lectures

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Mount Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. Sir Chris Bonington

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A Young Yorkshireman to climb Mount Everest

A 22-year-old Holmfirth man will become the youngest Yorkshireman to attempt climbing Mount Everest when he sets out on the mission of a lifetime in 2020. Josh Hoyle say he will be the fifth youngest to attempt the summit if he can raise the £60,000 required. Josh Hoyle (C) Josh Hoyle He said: “As part of my expedition training I have

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Lessons from Sherpas could aid intensive care treatment

A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen in the native Sherpa people, which make them better suited to life at high altitude. This improved understanding, which forms part of new research published in Experimental Physiology, could help improve the treatment of patients with conditions related to reduced levels of oxygen

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New Poll question for September

Is the location of Mallory’s body where his fall ended? Yes No, he fell further down then climbed back up Not sure Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Would a full historic reconstruction and repeat of the 1924 expedition help resolve the Mallory and Irvine summit question? Yes 25% No 55% Not sure

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Fake Everest Permit fined US$44,000

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to take stern action against a Kathmandu-based trekking agency and its representatives for their involvement in forging government seal and signature to prepare a fake climbing permit for Mt Everest expedition last spring season. Authenticating the recent investigation by the Department of Tourism, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

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Indian teens who summited Mount Everest

Five Indian teenagers from a remote rural district scaled Mount Everest in May, etching a name for themselves in history. Jaideep Hardikar reports on their 10-month journey. “I still pinch myself to make sure it happened,” says 18-year-old Manisha Dhurve, who hoisted the Indian flag on the summit of Mount Everest at 04:30am on 16 May. She says she has

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