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Jagged Globe (South Side) Today (10th May) the Jagged Globe team are resting in Camp 2. 7 Summits Club (North Side) The team have just returned to Base Camp after resting for three days down in the village Tashidzong. Adventure Peaks (North Side) The team are now back in Base Camp having spent 6 nights high on Everest. They will

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Getting Closer to the Summit

Climbers on Mount Everest are on the brink of the first attempts in three years to make the final ascent to the world’s tallest peak, after fatal avalanches cut short the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Teams at forward camps are looking for a weather “window” to open in the next few days, clearing the way to the 8,850 meter (29,035

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Jagged Globe (South Side) An early start of 1am today (9th May) saw the team leave Base Camp for Camp 2. They will rest there today and tomorrow. Summit Climb (South Side) Summit Climb report that early this morning (9th May) there was high winds at Base Camp and Everest was covered in cloud. Later in the day they had

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Mount Everest Price War

As the annual climbing season on Mount Everest nears its peak, a price war among guiding outfits is adding to tensions between native Nepalese Sherpas and the Western guiding outfits that offer to take climbers to the world’s highest point for a steep price. The dispute has been building for several years, but it generated new acrimony this year after

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Dispatches 25

Altitude Junkies (South Side) The teams climbing Sherpas have been up to the South Col today (7th May). They fixed ropes on the route and carried oxygen which they left there. They will repeat this climb one more time then all the Altitude Junkies supplies and rope for the summit will be in place. Once this work is completed the

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Dispatches 24

High Adventures Expedition (South Side) Yesterday (5th May) the team reached and occupied the tents at Camp 3. Amit decided to return to Camp 2 for further rest and recuperation. Summit Climb (South Side) The teams Sherpas are busy working hard high up on Everest carrying ropes, tents, food and oxygen. Down in Base Camp the team report that there

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Dispatches 23

Jagged Globe (South Side) The team are now back in Base Camp having been to Camp 2 and Camp 3. They will spend a couple of days resting at Base Camp but also keeping an eye on the weather window for their ascent to the summit. Welshman Richard Parks Everest climb is over due to “medical complications” He had summited

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Richard Parks Everest Climb is Over

A Welsh adventurer has been forced to end his expedition on Mount Everest due to “medical complications”. Richard Parks had been attempting to become the first person to take blood and muscle samples at the summit to investigate the effects of altitude. But Parks, 38, who was climbing without using supplemental oxygen, has returned to Wales after becoming at “high

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Dispatches 22

Jagged Globe (South Side) The team are now resting at Camp 2. They had sunshine during this morning but this afternoon it turned into snow showers. Tomorrow (5th May) the team will have an early start for the descent all the way to Base Camp. Altitude Junkies (South Side) The Altitude Junkies team are now back in Base Camp where

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Dispatches 21

Jagged Globe (South Side) The team are continuing their acclimatization rotations between Camp 2 and Camp 3. All team members are reported as being well and in good spirits. Summit Climb (North Side) On the 1st of May the team got up early to ascend up to the North Col but snow showers meant possible unstable conditions on the icy

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