Fake Mount Everest Climbing Permit

It has been revealed that two mountaineers were taken to the world’s highest peak for an expedition by producing a ‘fake climbing permit’ in the last spring season. According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), renowned Australian climber Ian James Hibbert, 67, and Chinese mountaineer Xu Zhong Zhou, 62, had never obtained the permit from the DoT to be a

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Ed Hillary and George Lowe Passport applications Found

Mountaineer George Lowe applied for his passport only two months before leaving with Edmund Hillary for the Indian expedition that “shaped climbing history”. Archives NZ has been delving into the passport applications of notable New Zealanders and has released those of the two late climbers. Hillary’s application was dated February 16, 1950, and notes that he was 6 feet 1-½

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22 Time Everest Summiteer aims to make it 30

For Kami Rita Sherpa, the 48-year-old Sherpa who has climbed Mount Everest 22 times, every Himalayan expedition comes with a different set of challenges. “Even though you have scaled the peak several times, the risk involved in the next mission is almost like the first one,” said Rita on Monday. He looks forward to climb Mount Everest 30 times before

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Eight-Time Mount Everest Climber Missing

Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa has gone missing while returning with a team of mountaineers after successfully scaling 7,672 metre-high Saser Kangri peak in the Karakoram range. According to police sources, the seasoned mountaineer from Darjeeling fell into a crevasse on Friday. Mr Pemba’s wife told reporters that the family lost all communications with him since July 13 and

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Adrian Ballinger’s summit Bivouac 9000 watch

You can plan for everything…but Mt. Everest is still Mt. Everest. If there is one takeaway from my eleventh season on the tallest mountain in the world, that is it. A season that seemed to be going perfectly, where the weather, the team’s strength, and my company Alpenglow Expedition’s logistics, came together for a perfect, almost easy summit. That’s when

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Ben Fogle Mount Everest Interview by Sport360

There are not many people out there who can claim to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, traversed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara, travelled the Empty Quarter on camel and cycled a rickshaw 423 miles non-stop from Edinburgh to London. Not unless you’re Ben Fogle. The 44-year-old might be well known in the UK as a TV presenter

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Poll for July

I have added a new question for this months poll. Which climber do you think possibly saw the body of Andrew Irvine on Everest? Xu Jing in 1960 Wang Fu-chou in 1960 Wang Hong-bao in 1975 None of them Please vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Do you think a failure in the oxygen system stopped

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Mount Everest – The Summit Climb

My goal was to create a video that would transport viewers to the summit of Mt. Everest. No music. No sound effects. No slow motion. No extreme wide angle helmet-cam footage. Just the raw sound of the environment, the flow of oxygen being inhaled through climbers’ masks and the deep struggle and gasps for air as each person endures, suffers

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Unnecessary Helicopter Rescues in the Everest Region

Tourists hiking in Nepal’s Himalayan mountains are being pressured into costly helicopter evacuations at the first sight of trouble by guides linked to powerful brokers who are making a fortune on “unnecessary rescues”, industry insiders say. Dodgy operators are scamming tens of thousands of dollars from insurance companies by making multiple claims for a single chopper ride or pushing trekkers

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