British mountaineer Ted Atkins has died

Ted Atkins, a British mountaineer, entrepreneur and frequent contributor to Nepali Times on climbing safety in the Himalayas died on Tuesday while descending Civetta in the Dolomites. Ted Atkins (C) Ted Atkins Atkins was an aero-systems engineer and a member of the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service and led the Mt Everest North Ridge Expedition in 2001. He summited Everest

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A Record number reach the Summit of Everest in 2018

A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in May this year, officials confirmed Thursday (Aug 16), capping a successful climbing season that also saw multiple other firsts. Unusually good weather on the roof of the world allowed the staggering number of mountaineers to reach the 8,848-metre (20,029-foot) peak, including a double amputee from China. Photo: AFP/Phunjo LAMA Everest

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Daughter of Everest climber Captain John Noel died after a fall

The daughter of a brave mountain explorer died after falling at the William Harvey Hospital, an inquest has heard. Sandra Noel, of Churchfield Way, Wye, was the only child of Everest climber Captain John Noel. Sandra Noel, daughter of Everest climber Captain John Noel She had been at the hospital for a routine blood transfusion when she fell and hit

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Sherpa siblings receive Guinness World Records Certificates

The Guinness World Records has officially announced a group of Sherpa climbers from Dolakha district as the most siblings to have scaled the world’s highest peak together from Nepal side in the spring climbing season. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, Phurba Thiley Sherpa and Dawa Diki Sherpa from Rolwaling Valley stood atop Mount Everest on May 23, 2018, according

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Peter Andre and a terminally ill man to hike to Everest BC

A dad with stage four heart failure will be joined by Peter Andre as he attempts to climb part of Mount Everest. Nick Jones, who lives in Westbury, has decided to take on the challenge in aid of a charity he’s set up to help young people deal with loss. Nick has malignant hypertension, a condition which causes extremely high

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28,000 pounds of human waste removed of Mount Everest

When climbing enthusiasts take a stab at the highest mountain in the world, thinking about their bodily waste is probably low on their list of priorities. This season, porters working on Everest schlepped 28,000 pounds of human waste — the equivalent weight of two fully-grown elephants — from base camp down to a nearby dumping site, according to the Sagarmatha

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New Zealand to help measure Mount Everest

The New Zealand government is working with the Nepal government to find out if Mt Everest shrank after the 2015 earthquake, and if so by how much. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is supporting Dr Chris Pearson, a New Zealand geodesist who is spending four weeks working with the Survey Department of Nepal to assist them

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Poll Question for August

I have added a new poll question for the month of August. Would a full historic reconstruction and repeat of the 1924 expedition help resolve the Mallory and Irvine summit question? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Which climber do you think possibly saw the body of Andrew Irvine on Everest? Xu Jing

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Panel proposes action against fake rescuers

A panel formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today submitted its report to Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari recommending action against fake rescuers of mountaineers and trekkers and initiating key reforms to ensure safety, reliability and regularity of services to tourists. The panel report has underscored that rescue works should be done on humanitarian grounds and recommended

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