The Epic of Everest

The Epic of Everest Thursday 22nd September 2016 BBC 4 10pm A remarkable film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924, newly restored by the BFI National Archive. The third attempt to climb Everest culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an ongoing debate over whether

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Historic Mountaineering Images

Siegfried Herford and George Mallory at Pen y Pass, December 1913 – Photograph: Geoffrey Winthrop Young © Alpine Club Photo Library A National Archive of Historic Mountaineering Images is to be launched by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) later this year. The searchable digital collection will include images taken using glass plate photography 160 years ago. Glasgow-born climber, keen photographer

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Everest Climbers are Spoon Fed

Santosh Yadav, the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice, on Sunday blamed commercialisation for the series of deaths which has plagued mountaineering this season and created a bad publicity for the adventure sport. Besides the death of an Australian woman and a Dutch man in May this year due to frostbite and altitude sickness, a few Indians also lost

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James Grieve Interview

British mountaineer James Grieve has kindly taken the time to do an interview for ‘Mount Everest The British Story’ about his time on Mount Everest this year (2016). Read the interview at: James Grieve Interview

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68yr old Aiming for Everest in 2017

Malaysia’s oldest mountaineer James Lee Chong Meng will begin intensive training soon to prepare himself for his second mission to conquer Mount Everest in April next year. Lee, 68, said the intensive training would involve him climbing several mountains – including the Lobuche East and Imsa Tse (Island) Peaks in the Himalayan mountains. “I chose to climb in Nepal because the mountains there are

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Climbers going for New Everest Records

With the start of this year’s autumn climbing season, the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, is all set to receive two renowned climbers from different continents as they aim to set the new records in the climbing history. According to expedition organisers, Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki has left for Tibet to make a solo attempt to the summit of Mt

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New Poll for September

I have added a new poll question for the month of September. If you were on the 1924 Everest Expedition who would you want as your climbing partner? George Mallory Noel Odell Charles Bruce Edward Norton Theodore Somervell Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk Results from last months question: Xu Jing said he saw Irvine’s body below the First Step

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Fake Everest Claim: Couple BANNED

The Nepal government has imposed a 10-year ban on Pune’s police couple, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, who first created a flutter with their claim that they were the first Indian couple to scale the Mt Everest and later, faced flak when mountaineers who went on expedition disputed their attempt alleging that they had faked their Everest ascent by digitally altering

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Everest May One Day Be Ice Free

The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, threatening water

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Possible 10 year Ban on Everest

It was a mountain of lies. Last spring, an Indian couple claimed to have summited Mount Everest and made headlines for becoming the first pair from their country to do so. Then their story, which was marked by inconsistencies and faked photos, started to unravel. Now a high-level committee in Nepal is recommending that the government ban them from the

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