Icefall Book

Alex Staniforth is a 20-year old endurance adventurer, charity fundraiser, athlete, ambassador and motivational speaker from Cheshire. In 2015 his second attempt to climb Mount Everest ended in disaster after the Nepal earthquake triggered avalanches, tragically killing three of his team-mates at base camp, whilst narrowly escaping an avalanche himself below Camp 1. In Spring 2014 his first attempt to

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How Long to Climb Everest?

I have added a new article called ‘How long does it take to climb Mount Everest?’. This article talks about the acclimatization process and the amount of time needed to reach the top of the world. How long does it take to climb Mount Everest?

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2016 Everest

I have added more names to the Mount Everest 2016 page of British climbers heading out to reach the top of the world this spring. Mount Everest 2016

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Project Everest Cynllun

In May 2016 Richard Parks will attempt to become the first person in history to collect a blood sample and muscle biopsy from the summit of Mount Everest. He will also climb the highest mountain in the world without using supplemental oxygen. Richard will be collecting novel physiological and psychological data during the climb using state of the art technology.

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Poll

I have added a new question on the Poll for the month of March. The question is: How high did Mallory and Irvine get? Please take you vote here

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Ice Doctors Arrive at Everest

Nepal’s experienced “ice doctors” were preparing Sunday to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, almost one year after a huge earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche. Eight of the mountaineers and their support teams were performing prayers at the bottom of Everest before leaving for base camp to fix routes through a treacherous icefall for

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Reasons Not to Climb Everest

Lou Kasischke says he regrets climbing Mount Everest…and advises against trying it. “In 1996 I almost selfishly and recklessly died on Everest,” he says. You can spend over $100,000 and train for years, or you can heed the Michigan-based businessman’s warning. He suggests would-be adventurers see the 2015 film “Everest,” in which Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jason Clarke star

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Everest Second Attempt

A Scottish climber who cheated death on Everest is gearing up for a second attempt at tackling the world’s highest mountain. Jim Grieve, 52, from Kinross was caught in the midst of a terrifying avalanche last April after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, South Asia. Nineteen people were killed on Mount Everest and nearly 9,000 across the rest of

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Everest Rolex sold for £27,000

A Rolex watch that was worn during the first successful climb of Mount Everest in 1953 has been sold for a record sum at auction in Suffolk. Collectors from around the world fought it out on telephone lines in the main saleroom of Martlesham auctioneers Lockdales as the price was pushed up to a world record £27,000. A German bidder

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2016 Everest

I have added more names of British climbers to the list who intend to climb Mount Everest this coming spring. Mount Everest 2016 British Expeditions Are you climbing Mount Everest this spring and hold a British passport? If so, please contact me and I will add you to the list.

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