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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Everest Film: Poorna

Malavath Poorna, a tribal girl from Telangana who came into prominence after becoming the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest two years ago, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to unveil the first look of her biopic “Poorna”. She achieved the feat and launched the movie’s first poster on India’s Independence Day on Monday evening. Poorna, along with her trainer

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Everest Climb in Winter

He is going to make it a round half-dozen. For the sixth time, Japanese Nobukazu Kuriki wants to tackle Mount Everest in the post-monsoon season. The 34-year-old says, he is planning to climb the highest mountain on earth solo, without bottled oxygen, this time via the Tibetan north side. Last year Kuriki had tried to reach the summit from the

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Doug Scott Tour

Doug’s lectures are famous for his personal and thought provoking commentary, illustrated with his stunning photography of the world’s most  spectacular mountain landscapes. During 2016 Doug will be visiting various locations and full details of this lecture tour celebrating his historic climb on Everest in 1975: Everest The Hard Way are below. Monday 19 September – Lancaster – 01524 64695

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Chris Bonington Tour

One of the UK’s most loved mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington has released his dates for his up coming lectures called ‘My Life and Times’ during October 2016. The lecture will be made up of a spell binding narrative and is illustrated with superb pictures and video clips from many of Chris’s climbs. Chris Bonington – My Life & Times  Tuesday 4

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Alex returning to the Himalayas

Kelsall adventurer Alex Staniforth is planning to return to the world’s highest mountain range, a year after being caught up in an avalanche on Mount Everest. Alex, 21, was on his second attempt to reach the summit in April 2015, when a devastating avalanche claimed 22 lives, including three members of his team. He was in the Khumbu Icefall below

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Summiteer Statistics

I have added a statistics graph for the following pages showing how things have changed over the years. 1970’s 1980’s 1990’s 2000’s Each graph shows: How many summited, how many men, how many woman, what route and deaths.

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Climb Everest from Home

Everest VR isn’t a game. There are no challenges and it’s impossible to fail. It’s technically possible not to finish if your fear of heights causes you to remove the HTC Vive headset, but that’s the only conceivable way you won’t reach the top. You can experience all the sights and sounds of the program in around 30-to-40 minutes. Everest

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