The first flight over Mount Everest

This is the first aerial footage of the top of Mount Everest. It was shot in 1933 by Major Latham Valentine Stewart Blacker, a former fighter pilot and war hero. Blacker and his friends risked their lives in specially built biplanes, flying higher than anyone had flown before. The film comes from the archive of the Royal Geographical Society, which

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India police pair sacked over faked Everest climb

Two police officers have been sacked after an inquiry found their claim to be the first Indian couple to climb Everest was fake. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod said last year that they had successfully reached the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit. But police in Maharashtra state on Monday confirmed the couple had “morphed photographs” to show a successful ascent on 23 May.

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Doug Scott Lectures 2017

An exciting Lecture Tour has been put together for 2017 with Doug lecturing in England, Wales and Scotland bringing the tour to a close at the end of November in London. This year is the 40th anniversary of Doug and his team’s successful ascent of the Ogre and Doug will show newly discovered images of the climb. Doug will recount

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Rare Signed Postcard up for Auction

When Sir Edmund Hillary, just three months after conquering Everest and then one of the most famous people on the planet, came to stay at her family home, 11-year-old Anna Pascoe wasn’t fazed. Not even the prospect of Hillary’s fellow 1953 British Mount Everest expedition mountaineer George Lowe asking her to cut his toenails unduly bothered the unflappable schoolgirl. And

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New Poll

I have added a new poll question for the month of August. If evidence of Mallory and Irvine were found above the Second Step, should it be renamed the “Mallory Step?” Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question What is your favourite book from the British 1920’s Mount Everest Expeditions? The Assault on Mount

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72 year old Training for Mount Everest

Ramiro Herrera is setting a high bar, determined to become one of the oldest people to climb Mount Everest. And he’s training for it at an unexpected place: the heat of South Texas. He may not look like a bird or a plane, but to the people who know Herrera, he could very well be Superman. At 72 years old,

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I Climbed Everest and beat my eating disorder

Bonita Norris decided that she wanted to climb Mount Everest when she was 16. At the time she had only ever climbed a tree and was in the secret grip of an eating disorder. Yet six years later she became the youngest British woman to scale the world’s highest peak. “Climbing a mountain is emotional, wonderful, terrifying and painful,” says

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Interview by Jon Gupta

Jon Gupta has reached the summit of Mount Everest twice, in 2013 via the South side and in 2017 via the North side. Jon owns and is the leading guide of the British company ‘Mountain Expeditions’. Jon has very kindly taken time out of his busy life to do an interview for ‘Mount Everest The British Story. Jon Gupta Interview

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Mount Everest Signed Books

Since my last video in 2016 my book collection has grown a lot, please don’t tell my wife! Many of these books I have got from Ebay, Friends or Glacier Books here in the UK. Glacier Books are specialist book dealers, who buy and sell New, Secondhand & Antiquarian Books on all aspects of Mountaineering, Mountain Travel and Polar Exploration.

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