Everest 2018 Teams

I have added more names to the Everest 2018 page of British climbers/teams who are climbing Mount Everest this season. If you are climbing Mount Everest this season and hold a British passport then let me know. I will add you to the page and you will get a free link back.

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Double Amputee Gurkha Soldier Postpones Everest Climb

Hari Budha Magar, a former British Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, will not be attempting to climb the world’s highest peak this year, according to the expedition organiser. Issuing a statement today, Ian Rigden, Chairman of the Conquering Dreams Expedition announced that the organiser made a decision to postpone the expedition until 2019 after the government

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10th Anniversary of Edmund Hillary’s Death

Today, the 11th January 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of the great mountaineer and explorer Edmund Hillary. Edmund Hillary was born on the 20th July 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand. Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school. He made his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. In 1951, Hillary was

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Possible Solution for Human Waste on Everest

The tallest mountain on earth has a poop problem, but a South Kitsap man is part of a team that might have found a solution. More than 4,500 people have reached the top of Mount Everest since it was first summited in 1953, and each one has, at some point, had to use the bathroom. For climbers, that means doing

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2017 Expedition Details

I have now added the information regarding the British Mount Everest Expeditions from 2017. The details include all members names, if summit was reached or not, route climbed and more. 2017 British Mount Everest Expeditions

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Double Amputee to Fight Everest Ban

A former Gurkha who lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan said he is going to fight the decision to ban double-amputees from climbing Mount Everest. Hari Budha Magar was due to attempt his childhood-dream of climbing the mountain in April, but last week discovered the Nepalese tourism ministry had brought in new restrictions. The new

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of January. Was the summit of Mount Everest reached in 1924? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk Results from last months question Do you think one day we will see robots climbing on Mount Everest? No 48% Yes 36% Maybe 16%

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Everest Liaison Officers Insurance Raised

Starting 2018, a mountaineering expedition team will have to pay more for the life insurance cover of its liaison officer to attempt to climb Nepal’s mountains including Mount Everest, according to a new mountaineering expedition regulation. The newly revised regulation states that the insurance cover for the liaison officers would be raised to Rs 1.5 million (US$ 15,000) from Rs

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New Rules for Climbing on Mount Everest

The government has revised the Mountaineering Expedition Regulation under the Tourism Act barring people with complete blindness and double amputation, as well as those proven medically unfit for climbing, from attempting to scale mountains. The Council of Ministers which passed the revised regulation yesterday also stated that Sirdars, mountain guides and high-altitude workers, who accompany expeditions to the top of

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