Double amputee ready for Everest summit

The world climbers, who have been waiting for a fair window to climb Mt Everest, are all set to begin their summit pushes in the world’s highest peak on May 13. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Managing Director at Imagine Treks, shared that a group of mountaineers including Xia Boyu, a double amputee climber from China, will be attempting to scale the mountain. Photograph

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Victoria Pendleton has ended her Mount Everest climb

Unfortunately after much deliberation I have decided not to continue my endeavour to summit Mount Everest. Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton (Jonathan Griffith/PA) The weather conditions have offered the possibility of an early summit bid, as a consequence I have been unable to adhere to the prescribed rotation program and keep pace with the team without causing concern regarding my

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Worlds Highest Dinner Party

A touch of class was brought to the lofty reaches of Mount Everest yesterday, as a British adventurer set a new Guinness World Record for hosting the world’s highest black tie dinner party – complete with a table, crockery, cutlery, flowers, candles and a gourmet three-course meal. After a ‘trial run’ at Base Camp with a larger group last week, Neil

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Poll Question for May

I have added a new poll question for the month of May. “How many bottles of oxygen each do you think Mallory and Irvine took on their summit climb?” One Bottle Two Bottles Three Bottles Please take your vote, thank you. Results from last months question Which is your favourite read? The Fight for Everest 1924 76% The Assault on

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60 Women to climb Mount Everest

Sixty women have received permits to climb Mount Everest this spring, an increase from the total number in 2017, Nepal’s Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Friday. As many as 59 women received permits last year. Of them, 33 women had succeeded in conquering the world’s tallest peak, reports Xinhua news agency. “As we have not stopped providing permits for

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Two injured as ice collapse hits Mount Everest route

At least two climbing Sherpas were injured when the icefall section of the Mount Everest witnessed an ice collapse early this morning, according to the expedition officials. The incident occurred at around 4:00 am when a group of climbing Sherpas headed for Camp I from the base camp for acclimatisation, Rishi Bhandari, Managing Director at Satori Adventures Pvt Ltd said.

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Nepalese companies compete for Everest opportunities

As Nepal’s 2018 climbing season gets under way, Nepalese companies are stepping up efforts to compete with Western operators helping foreign climbers to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Although it costs at least $20,000 to climb Everest — and can be as much as $130,000 — the number of enthusiasts flocking to Nepal is rising, aided in part

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Reinhold Messner says climbing Everest has become quite safe

World renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner said Thursday that climbing Everest had become quite safe and economical as there were around thousand of hopeful Everesters every year, even as charges continue to be raised against lax attitudes to safety on the world’s tallest peak. Photo © Arne Dedert/dpa “Now, Everest is not a safe mountain, but quite a safe mountain,” he said.

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Lhakpa Sherpa aiming for her ninth Everest summit

Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans

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Messner, Habeler and team in Nepal for 40th anniversary of Everest climb

A team of renowned mountaineers who had pulled off a seemingly impossible expedition in 1978 has returned to Nepal to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the historic summit when two of its members scaled Mt Everest without using bottled oxygen. The surviving eight members of the historic 12-member expedition — Wolfgang Nairz, Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler, Helmut Hagner, Hanns Schell,

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