Trekker dies on route to Mount Everest

A Japanese male trekker died, apparently from altitude sickness, at a hotel near Mount Everest in Nepal on Tuesday, police have said. Hiroyuki Yoshizaki, 63, had checked in last weekend at Hotel Everest Inn in Gorak Shep, located at an altitude of 5,180 meters. He died from suspected altitude sickness at the hotel at approximately 10.20 a.m. Tuesday, according to

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Irish Climber Pat Falvey retires

Pat Falvey, who has climbed Everest twice and has completed 155 expeditions across the world, is calling time on extreme adventures after losing more than 30 friends through climbing. And the Cork man says he’s looking forward to his next career peak — becoming the world’s best granddad. Pat Falvey © Pat Falvey Pat, 61, said: “I’ll be retiring from

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I nearly died on Mount Everest

Former soldier and chief instructor on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins reality series since 2015, Ant Middleton is deservedly dubbed TV’s hardest man. The 37-year-old Hampshire-born father-of-five is used to risking his life. He’s fought the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is one of only a handful of soldiers to have completed the Holy Trinity of serving in the Parachute

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Sherpa Pemba Dorje stripped of fastest Everest climb

Sherpa Climber Pemba Dorje has been stripped of his Guiness World Record title as the fastest Everest summiteer after the Supreme Court annulled his claim in lack of adequate and substantial evidences. A joint bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Dambar Bahadur Shahi had issued a verdict last November to quash the government’s decision, saying Pemba Dorje Sherpa

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British Climber Tony Streather has died

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Harry Reginald Antony “Tony” Streather OBE sadly passed away on the 31st October 2018 aged 92. Photograph © Mountain Heritage show Joe Brown and Tony Streather (right) Streather was originally commissioned into the Indian Army where he saw service towards the end of the Second World War. He transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment in 1947 and was

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Himalayan Climate Observatory

Scientists hope that a Himalayan climate observatory that had its funding cut four years ago could be back in action by early next year. Managers of the Nepal Climate Observatory – Pyramid station say they are close to reaching an agreement with the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The council helped set up the station near the base of Mount

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New Poll question for November

I have added a new Poll question for the month of November. Did Andrew Irvine also fall down the slope on Mount Everest with George Mallory? Yes No Not sure Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll If Mallory climbed the Second Step did Irvine too? Yes 73% No 9% Not sure 18%

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Mount Everest Beanie

Ellis Stewart has been on Mount Everest twice. He had not reached the top of the world due to an avalanche in 2014 and an earthquake in 2015. Ellis is planning on returning to Everest in 2020. Ellis is currently selling Mount Everest related items such as T-Shirts, Beanies, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Framed Canvas Prints, Mugs and much more from his

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Frostbite – A Climber’s Nightmare

Dawa Sange Sherpa, 20, summited Mount Everest last year (2017) —a first for him and the climber he was with. On the way down, the cold, lack of oxygen and exhaustion took hold. The pair collapsed just below the summit and were found hours later, barely alive. “My friend said to me, ‘He’s done’. But I found a small pulse

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China to ban polluting tourist vehicles near Everest

China is planning to ban polluting tourist vehicles at Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet from next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution in the area that has a fragile environment. Eco-unfriendly tourist transport vehicles will be banned from base camp and permit electric golf-style buggies to raise the income of the locals, China-Tibet Online reported. Locals,

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