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Jagged Globe (South Side) The Jagged Globe team reached the summit this morning (13th May) at 09.45 with their climbing Sherpas. They are all now back in Camp 4 where they will stay the night before descending to Camp 2 tomorrow. 360 Expeditions (South Side) Yesterday (12th May) the team were at Camp 3 getting reading for their summit bid

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Summit Climb (South Side) Summit Climb report that a large section of the Khumbu Ice fall has collapsed. There have been no injuries reported yet. Kenton Cool Expedition (South Side) Kenton and Rob reached the summit of Mount Everest this morning (12th May) and are now making their way back down the mountain. This is Kenton’s twelfth Everest summit! Jagged

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Everest Summit for Kenton Cool

Two Britons and a Mexican have become the first foreigners to scale Everest in two years after deadly disasters forced climbers off the mountain. Nepal Mountaineering Association’s president Ang Tshering Sherpa said the climbers reached the 8,848m (29,029ft) summit shortly after 08:00 local time. Britons Kenton Cool and Robert Richard Lucas made the top, along with Mexican David Liano and

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Jagged Globe (South Side) The team moved up to Camp 3 this morning (11th May). The Sherpas are still busy fixing rope to the summit. If they finish it today the team will ascend to Camp 4 tomorrow (12th May) to get ready for the summit. Summit Climb (South Side) Tomorrow (12th May) some of the team will leave Base

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Nine Reach the Summit

A Nepali sherpa led a nine-man team to the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, becoming the first to scale the world’s tallest peak from the Nepali side since a deadly earthquake in 2015 and a fatal avalanche the year before forced climbers to retreat. The mountain guide was part of a rope-fixing team preparing the final stretch to the

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Jagged Globe (South Side) Today (10th May) the Jagged Globe team are resting in Camp 2. 7 Summits Club (North Side) The team have just returned to Base Camp after resting for three days down in the village Tashidzong. Adventure Peaks (North Side) The team are now back in Base Camp having spent 6 nights high on Everest. They will

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Getting Closer to the Summit

Climbers on Mount Everest are on the brink of the first attempts in three years to make the final ascent to the world’s tallest peak, after fatal avalanches cut short the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Teams at forward camps are looking for a weather “window” to open in the next few days, clearing the way to the 8,850 meter (29,035

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Jagged Globe (South Side) An early start of 1am today (9th May) saw the team leave Base Camp for Camp 2. They will rest there today and tomorrow. Summit Climb (South Side) Summit Climb report that early this morning (9th May) there was high winds at Base Camp and Everest was covered in cloud. Later in the day they had

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Mount Everest Price War

As the annual climbing season on Mount Everest nears its peak, a price war among guiding outfits is adding to tensions between native Nepalese Sherpas and the Western guiding outfits that offer to take climbers to the world’s highest point for a steep price. The dispute has been building for several years, but it generated new acrimony this year after

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Altitude Junkies (South Side) The teams climbing Sherpas have been up to the South Col today (7th May). They fixed ropes on the route and carried oxygen which they left there. They will repeat this climb one more time then all the Altitude Junkies supplies and rope for the summit will be in place. Once this work is completed the

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