Survey Department ready to measure Mount Everest

The government is all set to measure the height of Sagarmatha Himal (Mt Everest), using own resources. The final preparations for measuring the height of the world’s highest peak have been completed, according to the Survey Department which is undertaking the task. Joint spokesman of the Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Punya Bikram Poudel said that the government has

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1938 High Camp Discovery on Mount Everest

Jake Norton discovers the 1938 high camp on the Northeast Shoulder of Mount Everest in 2004. The camp, located in possibly the windiest spot on Everest, was all but abandoned in 1938 and left in the elements for 66 years. All that Jake discovered was a tent pole, some old cans, bits of tent material, and some pitons and other

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TV presenter and Olympic cyclist to Climb Everest

Former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and TV presenter Ben Fogle have announced they will attempt to climb Mount Everest next year to raise money for the Red Cross. They will face winds of up to 200mph as they raise money for the charity on the mountain, which six people have died climbing this year alone. Since Sir Edmund Hillary became

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The Glass Ceiling: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Ten years ago, at a summer cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nancy Svendsen was told a story she could scarcely believe. The story recounted by her brother-in-law, who had moved to the US from Kathmandu three decades ago, was about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, who was raised in poverty amid a patriarchal culture, and who yet, on 22 April 1993, became the

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Is the Himalayan Yeti really a Bear?

Huge, ape-like and hairy, the yeti has roamed its way into legend, tantalising explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and fleeting appearances. Now researchers say the elusive inhabitant of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau has been unmasked. Scientists studying nine samples – including hair and teeth – supposedly from yetis, say the samples are not from a huge hominin

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of December. Do you think one day we will see robots climbing on Mount Everest? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question Mallory’s body was found with rope around his waist. How do you think he parted from Irvine during his fall? Rope cut

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Pemba Dorje Sherpa to be stripped of Everest Record

A Sherpa climber who holds the Guinness World Record in Mt Everest climbing for 13 years is all set to lose his title after the Supreme Court invalidated the claims he made to the government authorities while obtaining a summit certificate. A joint bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Dambar Bahadur Shahi yesterday issued a verdict to quash

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A Woman aged 21 goes for Everest Record

She’s the youngest Australian to scale Mount Everest and now 21-year-old Alyssa Azar from Brisbane will return to the world’s highest mountain with a new goal in mind. Azar will embark on another expedition in March to become the first Australian woman to climb the north and south sides of Mount Everest. She has completed the south side from Nepal

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