Poll Question for June

I have put up a new poll question for the month of June. Do you think a failure in the oxygen system stopped Mallory & Irvine reaching the summit? Yes No Not Sure Please take your vote, thank you. Results from last months poll How many bottles of oxygen each do you think Mallory and Irvine took on their summit

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Locals are fearful of rubbish left on Mount Everest

Piles of trash on the high camps of Mt Everest have left the locals of Khumbu region very fearful of the adverse impact on their health and environment in the near future. Downstream communities, which have already witnessed the impact of global warming, will be the first to bear the brunt of rampant pollution in the high mountains, Nima Sherpa,

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Vintage Maps of Mount Everest

On this day, 65 years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary described the moment to National Geographic the following year in the July 1954 issue: “We are there. Nothing above us, a world below.” Hillary’s account was accompanied by a map of the historic climbing route, part

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A Sherpa has become the youngest to climb Everest 21 times

A 37-year old Sherpa climber has become the youngest mountaineer in the world to successfully scale the world’s highest mountain for the 21st time. Ngima Nuru Sherpa from Teso village near Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, along with other climbers reached the summit point of Mt Everest from Tibet side, the expedition organiser said. “Born on November 6, 1981, Ngima Nuru stood

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Kenton Cool Summits Everest for his 13th time

Renowned British climber Kenton Cool, has broken his own record for summiting Mount Everest, scaling the world’s highest mountain for the 13th time this morning. According to Iswari Poudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal Pvt Ltd, Kenton Cool (43) from Gloucestershire, South West England, has broken his own British record for the most summits of the world’s highest peak.

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70 year old Double Amputee reaches Everest summit

A Chinese climber, who lost both his legs to frostbite in 1975 during his first attempt to reach the summit of Mt Everest, has scripted a history on the roof of the world becoming the first double amputee climber to stand atop the world’s highest peak from Nepal side this morning. According to Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Managing Director at Imagine

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Sherpa’s reach summit of Mount Everest

A rope-fixing team of climbing Sherpas reached the summit of Mt Everest this afternoon becoming the season’s first team to scale the world’s highest peak from Nepal side, according to the expedition organiser. According to Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal (HGN) Pvt Ltd, climbing Sherpas include Pasang Tenjing  Sherpa, Pasdawa Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Jen Jen Lama,

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Climbers Fall off Ladder

Mount Everest climber Nobukazu Kuriki was crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall when the ladders collapsed. Nobukazu and another climber fell towards the bottom of the crevasse but luckily their ropes stopped them going to far. They are reported to be OK. The video was taken by a Sherpa who is a friend of Nobukazu.

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Ben Fogle on Mount Everest – “I am scared”

As Ben Fogle now attempts the final push to conquer Everest without fellow climber Victoria Pendleton, the TV adventurer reveals he is under no illusion as to the gruelling hazards lying ahead. TV adventurer Ben Fogle embarked on his attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain yesterday morning. His team, led by the experienced mountaineer Kenton Cool,

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Double amputee ready for Everest summit

The world climbers, who have been waiting for a fair window to climb Mt Everest, are all set to begin their summit pushes in the world’s highest peak on May 13. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Managing Director at Imagine Treks, shared that a group of mountaineers including Xia Boyu, a double amputee climber from China, will be attempting to scale the mountain. Photograph

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