Dispatches 1

As always, once the first British team has arrived at Mount Everest Base Camp I start my daily dispatches so you can follow the teams to the top of the world and back down. Please note that my dispatches are only for the British Expeditions. Jagged Globe Sunday the 10th April saw the team arrive into Base Camp, which will

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Everest Summit of Love

Adventurers Lynne and Noel Hanna are set to make history next month when they hope to become the first husband and wife team in the world to climb Mount Everest from both sides. But while their latest adventure will see them enter the record books, the Dromara couple have a more poignant reason for wanting to stand on top of

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130 Complain of Altitude Sickness

More than 130 mountain workers have complained of altitude sickness after reaching above 4,000 metres carrying loads for climbers. According to officials and health workers stationed in the region, five patients were evacuated from the Khumbu region while more than 130 received treatment at the Everest base camp and Feriche (4,300 m) in the last three weeks. Thaneshwor Bhandari, an

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2016 Everest

I have updated the Everest 2016 page. One new British climber has been added and two have postponed until a later date due to not getting enough sponsorship money. Are you heading for Mount Everest and hold a British passport? Let me know and I will add you to the page.

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12yr old Ready for Everest

The call could come any day now. When it does, Tyler Armstrong hopes to be one step closer to doing something he has dreamed about for years: climbing Mount Everest, Earth’s highest peak. Tyler is 12. If he makes it to the top, he will be the youngest person to scale the most famous mountain in Asia, if not the

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Army to Dominate Everest

With the world climbers heading towards Mt Everest region to begin this season’s climbing activities, more than 60 army personnel from different countries have set their sights on the top of the world. Army personnel from the United Arab Emirates and India have already applied at the Department of Tourism for climbing permits to attempt to climb Mt Everest, according

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Web Poll

I have added a new Poll question for the month of April. The question is: If Mallory and Irvine had successfully summited and returned home, would they have continued to climb mountains? Please take your vote, thank you.

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Mount Everest Books

Many of you will know that to run along side this website I also collect signed first edition books that relate to Mount Everest and its climbers. Last year I made a video showing some of my collection, see part 1. Since then my collection has grown so I have made another video (part 2) to show some of the

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Human Waste on Everest

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said Tuesday. The more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest’s slopes each climbing season leave large amounts of feces and urine, and

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Everest has Cracks and Holes

Icefall doctors, who are installing ropes and aluminium ladders in the icefall region for 2016 spring Everest climbing, have reported several cracks and holes along the route. Although a week has passed since they began their work, the high-altitude specialists have not yet reached Camp 1 due to difficulties in installing the equipment. “There are several cracks and holes along

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