TV presenter and Olympic cyclist to Climb Everest

Former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and TV presenter Ben Fogle have announced they will attempt to climb Mount Everest next year to raise money for the Red Cross. They will face winds of up to 200mph as they raise money for the charity on the mountain, which six people have died climbing this year alone. Since Sir Edmund Hillary became

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The Glass Ceiling: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Ten years ago, at a summer cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nancy Svendsen was told a story she could scarcely believe. The story recounted by her brother-in-law, who had moved to the US from Kathmandu three decades ago, was about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, who was raised in poverty amid a patriarchal culture, and who yet, on 22 April 1993, became the

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Is the Himalayan Yeti really a Bear?

Huge, ape-like and hairy, the yeti has roamed its way into legend, tantalising explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and fleeting appearances. Now researchers say the elusive inhabitant of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau has been unmasked. Scientists studying nine samples – including hair and teeth – supposedly from yetis, say the samples are not from a huge hominin

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of December. Do you think one day we will see robots climbing on Mount Everest? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question Mallory’s body was found with rope around his waist. How do you think he parted from Irvine during his fall? Rope cut

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Pemba Dorje Sherpa to be stripped of Everest Record

A Sherpa climber who holds the Guinness World Record in Mt Everest climbing for 13 years is all set to lose his title after the Supreme Court invalidated the claims he made to the government authorities while obtaining a summit certificate. A joint bench of Justices Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Dambar Bahadur Shahi yesterday issued a verdict to quash

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A Woman aged 21 goes for Everest Record

She’s the youngest Australian to scale Mount Everest and now 21-year-old Alyssa Azar from Brisbane will return to the world’s highest mountain with a new goal in mind. Azar will embark on another expedition in March to become the first Australian woman to climb the north and south sides of Mount Everest. She has completed the south side from Nepal

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10 Selected for Everest Training

The department of youth services selected 10 aspirants to impart extensive training at CBR Sports Academy, Vijayawada, to climb the Mount Everest. The state government started Mission Everest-2018 to send the youth to climb the Mount Everest. As a part of the mission, the government inviting the youth for an extensive training programme in Vijayawada. The selected candidates will be

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Bonington: Mountaineer

He stares toward the iconic stack of Orkney sandstone, towering high above the pounding North Atlantic surf, proud yet defiant. To climb it at the age of 80 is an almost crushing prospect and a time to reflect on a lifetime of epic expeditions and first ascents on some of the world’s most challenging mountains. Rain driven by a relentless

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