VR Everest Documentary Series

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated has acquired a VR documentary series centered on four climbers as they summit Mount Everest, promising viewers a breathtaking, first-person perspective on one of the most dangerous journeys in the mountaineering world. The media company picked up rights to the docu-series from Endemol Shine Beyond USA, the digital division of Endemol Shine North America. The multipart production, “Capturing

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The Ultimate Triathlon eBook

James Ketchell, commonly known as ‘Captain Ketch’, is a British adventurer and Scouting Ambassador. He recently completed what the media dubbed the ‘Ultimate Global Triathlon’. The Ultimate Triathlon Rowing Mountain Climbing Cycling In 2010, Ketchell rowed single-handed across the Atlantic Ocean in 110 days, four hours and four minutes from La Gomera to Antigua. In 2011, on the 16th May,

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Chef Holds Everest Record

In Boulder, Jangbu Sherpa is the co-head chef at Sherpa’s Adventure Restaurant. He stays busy in the kitchen in this west Boulder historic house turned restaurant, preparing Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan food. Photo (C) Matthew Jonas Staff Photographer In Nepal, he is a legend. What diners at the restaurant may not realize is the man preparing their saag and curry

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Fear of Heights but Aiming for Everest

A boy who doesn’t like heights is bidding to become the youngest Scot to climb Mount Everest. Ryan Hume, 15, who until recently had never even scaled a Munro, plans to conquer the world’s tallest peak by the time he’s just 19. If he makes it, Ryan would smash the record held by former St Andrews University student Geordie Stewart,

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Poll for October

I have added a new poll question for the month of October: If Mount Everest was a thousand foot higher do you think the summit would be reached? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question If you were on the 1924 Everest Expedition who would you want as your climbing partner? George Mallory 56%

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Air Pollution on Mount Everest

A satellite image (from the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite) shows haze pollution hugging the Himalayas. Image by NASA In the past, the remoteness and high elevation of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau was believed to protect the vast expanse of land from the chronic pollution that haunts the densely populated regions of China and South Asia. It was

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1960 Everest Climber has Died

China’s first climber reaching the top of the world Mount Everest died at 81 of lung disease last week. Qu Yinhua, who was born in 1935 in Sichuan Province, ascended Mount Everest on May 25, 1960. He is also the first person in the world to reach the world’s top from the north side of the Himalaya Mountains. Before becoming

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Doug Scott on Everest 1975

On this day, 24th September 1975 the British Mount Everest Southwest Face expedition was the first to successfully climb Mount Everest by ascending one of its faces. Expedition Team Hamish MacInnes was to be deputy leader and Dougal Haston, Doug Scott, Mick Burke, Nick Estcourt, Mike Thompson and Martin Boysen agreed to take part. All except the last two had

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Mother of Two Training for Everest

None of these conditions – frostbites, dehydration, sun burns, pulmonary oedema – that are associated with climbing the Mount Everest could deter Danah Al Ali from achieving her dream. The Emirati woman from Abu Dhabi is undergoing training to climb at the cruising altitude of a Boeing 747, hoping to reach the formidable peak of Mount Everest in 2017. The

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Everest Attempt Postponed

Kilian Jornet returns from Everest without having climbed the world’s highest mountain. Bad weather conditions during the final stage of the expedition have forced him to abandon the attempt to climb Everest via the north face. As Jornet explained: “During the first few weeks we were acclimatising well and the conditions were good. However, when we were getting ready to

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