Everest – A Reconnaissance

An exhibition of the first platinum prints to be created from the original 1921 negatives housed at the Society – including photographs by George Mallory – and amongst the earliest images to document Everest, the people and places of the region. Held in our Pavilion, the stunning prints are the first to be created in this medium from silver nitrate

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A Dark Cloud after climbing Everest

TV presenter Ben Fogle has spoken of the “dark cloud” that was hanging over his head after climbing Mount Everest. Fogle and Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on Everest earlier this year to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face. Ben Fogle (Jonathan Brady/PA) Pendleton had to withdraw from the ascent of the 8,848 metres (29,029

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Terminal illness man going to Everest BC

A Wiltshire funeral director who is suffering from a terminal illness is committed to completing a charity climb to Mount Everest Base Camp, despite doctors warning that he may not return. Nick Jones, 50, is raising more than £6,000 to establish a foundation that will help support bereaved children after he has died. Mr Jones, of Dorset Drive, Westbury, has

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Dreams to Nightmares

Join Ellis Stewart, the author of the No 1 smash best selling account, Everest: It’s Not About The Summit for an evening of tragedy, heartache and inspiration on the top of the world, during the two worst disasters in the mountains history. In this astonishing and inspiring talk, Ellis weaves around a 20 year period of his life on his

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The Khumbu Glacier Meltdown

For many tourists trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp this autumn, the trip will be an adventure of a lifetime. The thin clear air, stark landscape, and ice-tipped peaks pierce the inky sky providing great Instagram backdrops. However, what is stunning scenery to tourists is for climate scientists an apocalyptic sight. They see dramatic evidence all around of a rapidly warming atmosphere.

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New Poll question for October

I have added a new poll question for the month of October. If Mallory climbed the Second Step did Irvine too? Yes No Not sure Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Is the location of Mallory’s body where his fall ended? Yes 74% Not sure 17% No, he fell further down then climbed

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In Hillary’s Footsteps

Next spring ‘The Mountain Company’ will be doing a once in a lifetime trek to Mount Everest Base Camp called ‘In Hillary’s Footsteps’, starting on the 30th March to the 18th April 2019. The trek will be led by Edmund Hillary’s son, Peter and mountaineer Robert Anderson. Peter has reached the summit of Mount Everest twice, once in 1990 and

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Apa Sherpa helping children of Nepal

Every spring, Mount Everest draws in people from around the world to conquer its peak. Despite the riches surrounding the highest point on Earth, the Sherpa people who live in its shadow remain poor with few educational opportunities. One man hoping to change this reality is Apa Sherpa, a child of the Khumbu and world-record holder for summiting Everest. Like

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Everest climb raised £12k for Air Ambulance

A Reading businessman who nearly lost his life attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on a charity climb for Thames Valley Air Ambulance has been nominated for a Pride of Reading Award. Dominic Renshaw, 46, could be crowned Fundraiser of the Year at this year’s glitzy awards ceremony after being put forward by the Air Ambulance’s Clare Allen

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Doug Scott UK Lectures

Doug Scott is best known as the first British mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Dougal Haston in 1975 while on an expedition led by Chris Bonington. Doug Scott will be giving lectures here in the UK this autumn. Some will also have British mountaineer Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite. Doug Scott (C) Doug Scott Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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