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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Climber Interviews

On ‘Mount Everest The British Story’ you can read many interviews by British climbers who have been on Mount Everest. You will find many famous names such as: Sir Chris Bonington – Leader of expeditions in the 1970’s and 1980’s Rebecca Stephens – First British woman to summit Mount Everest Stephen Venables – First Briton to summit Mount Everest without

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Loomes Mount Everest watch sold

The Loomes watch that has been on the summit of Mount Everest has been sold at Bonhams auction for £5,000 inc. premium. There is a long standing history of Loomes watches assisting explorers in summiting Mount Everest. When, Sir Edmund Hilary summited Everest in 1953 he was wearing a British-made wristwatch. This tradition was reinstated in 2017 when a team

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Trekker dies on route to Mount Everest

A Japanese male trekker died, apparently from altitude sickness, at a hotel near Mount Everest in Nepal on Tuesday, police have said. Hiroyuki Yoshizaki, 63, had checked in last weekend at Hotel Everest Inn in Gorak Shep, located at an altitude of 5,180 meters. He died from suspected altitude sickness at the hotel at approximately 10.20 a.m. Tuesday, according to

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