Sherpa climbers seek social security

As the mountaineering fraternity prepares for the most popular mountain climbing season, i.e. spring season, Sherpa climbers who guide their foreign clients to the top of the mountains including Mount Everest have urged the concerned stakeholders to ensure social security for them. Mingma Tenjing Sherpa, a renowned Sherpa climber from Phortse, Solukhumbu, said Sherpa climbers put their lives at risk

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25 Women to ride to Everest Base Camp on their motorbikes

An Old Colwyn adventure motorcyclist has spent the last four years becoming the first UK woman to circumnavigate the world. With this trek now well and truly in the rear-view mirror Steph Jeavons now has her sights set on another massive first in 2019. Ms Jeavons is set to lead an all female team from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp,

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Double amputee climber nominated for award

Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu has been among 10 nominees for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year for his unswerving challenge of scaling the world’s highest peak Qomolangma. Xia Boyu on Mount Everest (Photo/China Daily) Xia had lost both his legs in 1975 during his first attempt to reach the summit due to frostbite. He had attempted for

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Mount Everest Book Video

As a hobby to run along side this website I collect first edition books that are related to Mount Everest and its climbers. 75% of my books have been signed by the author/climber who wrote the book. You may have already seen my previous videos showing some of my collection on Youtube. OLD Youtube account Please follow/like my NEW Youtube

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Ex Police Officer to climb Mount Everest

Jamie Ironmonger from Gosport worked for Hampshire Police for more than 16 years but had to leave due to stress, depression and PTSD. The 40-year-old said: ‘Clocking on to work and having to deal with job after job that can range from sorting domestic problems then going to a fatal car accident and then listening to an old lady disclose

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Poll for January

I have added a new poll question for January: Which is your favourite book about the 1996 Mount Everest disaster? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Where do you think Mallory’s oxygen apparatus is? Near his body 22% Near the Second Step 17% Near Camp Six 17% Somewhere else 44%

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Climbed Mount Everest 22 times but wants more

In a short interview of Kami Rita Sherpa who has climbed Everest for 22 times, expresses his view towards climbing the highest peak. Part of the discussion with Indian climber Umesh Zirpe is published here. Q: Mr. Kami Rita sir, congratulations, you have scaled Mt. Everest, the highest peak of our planet for 22 times. You have made a world

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Two Sherpa Widows to Climb Mount Everest

The widows of two Sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday. Furdiki Sherpa’s husband died while fixing ropes for his foreign clients on the 8,850-metre (29,035-ft) mountain in 2013. Furdiki (left) and Nima

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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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