Sir Chris Bonington UK Lectures

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s best known mountaineer and one of the most successful expedition leaders in history. He began climbing at the age of 16 and has undertaken 19 Himalayan expeditions, including 4 to Mount Everest. He is renowned for having made many first ascents in the Alps and all the greater ranges of the world. Sir Chris Bonington

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A Young Yorkshireman to climb Mount Everest

A 22-year-old Holmfirth man will become the youngest Yorkshireman to attempt climbing Mount Everest when he sets out on the mission of a lifetime in 2020. Josh Hoyle say he will be the fifth youngest to attempt the summit if he can raise the £60,000 required. Josh Hoyle (C) Josh Hoyle He said: “As part of my expedition training I have

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Lessons from Sherpas could aid intensive care treatment

A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen in the native Sherpa people, which make them better suited to life at high altitude. This improved understanding, which forms part of new research published in Experimental Physiology, could help improve the treatment of patients with conditions related to reduced levels of oxygen

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New Poll question for September

Is the location of Mallory’s body where his fall ended? Yes No, he fell further down then climbed back up Not sure Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Would a full historic reconstruction and repeat of the 1924 expedition help resolve the Mallory and Irvine summit question? Yes 25% No 55% Not sure

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Fake Everest Permit fined US$44,000

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to take stern action against a Kathmandu-based trekking agency and its representatives for their involvement in forging government seal and signature to prepare a fake climbing permit for Mt Everest expedition last spring season. Authenticating the recent investigation by the Department of Tourism, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

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Indian teens who summited Mount Everest

Five Indian teenagers from a remote rural district scaled Mount Everest in May, etching a name for themselves in history. Jaideep Hardikar reports on their 10-month journey. “I still pinch myself to make sure it happened,” says 18-year-old Manisha Dhurve, who hoisted the Indian flag on the summit of Mount Everest at 04:30am on 16 May. She says she has

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Cooking at Mount Everest Base Camp

Cooking pasta would normally be a painless exercise for an experienced chef like James Perry. He has cooked on super yachts and in fine hotels and even taught at university level. Simple meals suddenly became a lot more complicated when he spent two months earlier this year cooking at base camp on Mount Everest. The yellow Kitchen Tent. Photo: Suze

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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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