Sherpa siblings receive Guinness World Records Certificates

The Guinness World Records has officially announced a group of Sherpa climbers from Dolakha district as the most siblings to have scaled the world’s highest peak together from Nepal side in the spring climbing season. Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, Phurba Tenjing Sherpa, Phurba Thiley Sherpa and Dawa Diki Sherpa from Rolwaling Valley stood atop Mount Everest on May 23, 2018, according

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Peter Andre and a terminally ill man to hike to Everest BC

A dad with stage four heart failure will be joined by Peter Andre as he attempts to climb part of Mount Everest. Nick Jones, who lives in Westbury, has decided to take on the challenge in aid of a charity he’s set up to help young people deal with loss. Nick has malignant hypertension, a condition which causes extremely high

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28,000 pounds of human waste removed of Mount Everest

When climbing enthusiasts take a stab at the highest mountain in the world, thinking about their bodily waste is probably low on their list of priorities. This season, porters working on Everest schlepped 28,000 pounds of human waste — the equivalent weight of two fully-grown elephants — from base camp down to a nearby dumping site, according to the Sagarmatha

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New Zealand to help measure Mount Everest

The New Zealand government is working with the Nepal government to find out if Mt Everest shrank after the 2015 earthquake, and if so by how much. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is supporting Dr Chris Pearson, a New Zealand geodesist who is spending four weeks working with the Survey Department of Nepal to assist them

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Poll Question for August

I have added a new poll question for the month of August. Would a full historic reconstruction and repeat of the 1924 expedition help resolve the Mallory and Irvine summit question? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months poll Which climber do you think possibly saw the body of Andrew Irvine on Everest? Xu Jing

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Panel proposes action against fake rescuers

A panel formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today submitted its report to Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari recommending action against fake rescuers of mountaineers and trekkers and initiating key reforms to ensure safety, reliability and regularity of services to tourists. The panel report has underscored that rescue works should be done on humanitarian grounds and recommended

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Rugby Game at Mount Everest in 2019

England forward Tamara Taylor will join fellow rugby internationals next year in an attempt to set two Guinness World Records by playing the highest game of touch rugby in history at Mount Everest. Taylor, who has 115 caps, will join former internationals, Andy Gomarsall, Shane Williams and Ollie Phillips to take on a monumental challenge in April 2019 for Wooden

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Becoming Mallory

What did John Burns find out about George Mallory in his one man play, Beyond Everest. In 2014 John D Burns wrote and performed a play in the Edinburgh fringe about George Mallory. In becoming Mallory he gained some unique insights into the character of this most enigmatic of men. “When I began researching the play I knew very little

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7 time Everest Summiteer to receive Hillary Medal

Mountain climber and humanitarian Dr. Daniel Mazur will receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. The award will be presented at the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara, Nepal, on December 11 (International Mountain Day) during the Nepal Mountaineering Association’s fifth annual Mountain Festival. Dan Mazur ©

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