Big Cats at Mount Everest Base Camp

Gareth James Legg and his team have returned from a successful expedition to the Everest Base Camp. According to SA People, Legg, Tracey Bruton, and Timothy Jansen Van Vuuren who are all qualified safari guides embarked on a journey to the Everest Base Camp to create awareness and raise funds for the world’s big cats and the environment. Photo: https://twitter.com/trekforbigcats

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Support for Children of 2014 Everest Avalanche Victims

Most of the children who lost their fathers in the deadliest avalanche on Mount Everest in 2014 are now receiving support for their education from different organisations. At least 16 high-altitude climbers, the sole breadwinners of their respective families were killed when an avalanche struck them while carrying loads above base camp near the icefall section of the world highest

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“Our Everest Challenge” Video

“Our Everest Challenge” follows British TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle and former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton as they attempted to climb Mount Everest in May this year. They were guided by professional mountaineer Kenton Cool, who had already stood on the highest summit in the world twelve times.

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Illegal Charges on Mount Everest Tourist Route

Agroup of youth have been “illegally” collecting Rs500 as anaccommodation fee in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fromforeign trekkers visiting the Everest region in the name of KhumbuHotel Association.  The association, according to local hoteliers, is fake as it is not registered and don’t have any members.  What is interesting is that the association has installed booths at different

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Museum has acquired Edmund Hillary’s Everest bag

Canterbury Museum has acquired a canvas kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit Mount Everest. The large duffel-style bag, which is 65 cm wide and 95 cm long when flat, carried equipment Hillary used on the 1953 British Mount Everest expedition. Hillary wrote a list of gear on the

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Poll

I have added a new poll question for the month of December: Where do you think Mallory’s oxygen apparatus is? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Did Irvine also fall down the slope on Mount Everest with Mallory? No 42% Yes 31% Not sure 27%

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Mount Everest Plants Rediscovered

The upper slopes of Mount Everest are a punishing place for plant life: high levels of ultraviolet radiation scorch the mountain, temperatures regularly fall below freezing, and the icy, rocky terrain can hardly be called good soil. But now scientists have identified three new plant species capable of surviving this kind of place. Among the highest-elevation plants known to science,

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Warm Ice on the Khumbu Glacier

Experts have warned that ice in the world’s highest glacier – packed around the slopes of Mount Everest – is warmer than it should be, which means it’s especially vulnerable to the future effects of climate change. Measurements recorded deep below the surface layer showed a minimum ice temperature of just −3.3 degrees Celsius (26.06 degrees Fahrenheit). That’s pretty chilly.

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Amputee Gurkha to climb Mount Everest

Hari Budha Magar was born in 1979 to a farming family in the hillside village of Mirul, in a very remote part of the Rolpa District of western Nepal. It isn’t difficult to see how Hari’s early schooling began to establish his character. His primary school was a 45 minute walk from his village. Like most children in the school,

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