September Poll

I have added a new poll question for the month of September. Do you think the Nepal earthquake in 2015 has changed the height of Mount Everest? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question If evidence of Mallory and Irvine were found above the 2nd step, would you agree to it being renamed the

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Hello Doctor service to be launched in Everest region

Trekkers and mountaineers in the Everest region will be able to call a doctor directly through Hello Doctor, an online emergency medical service slated to be unveiled next month by Everest Link, a wireless internet service provider in high altitude regions. The launch has been scheduled to coincide with the peak tourist season when hordes of adventurers head for the

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Everest Climber Smashes Fundraising Target

Mollie Hughes, a mountaineer based in Edinburgh who became the youngest woman in the world to climb Mount Everest from both the north and south sides, has broken her fundraising target for Cancer Research UK. The 26 year-old from Devon has raised £13,557.17 for the cancer charity, easily beating her original fundraising target of £8,848, which she chose as it

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Mountain Books For Sale

There are thousands of mountaineering books available to buy and read but for the collector there are some that you must have in your collection. As some of you already know, I collect signed first editions that relate to Mount Everest and its climbers, if I win the lottery I would buy ALL of the books listed below! You can

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The Overlooked Heroes of Everest

More than 600 people climb Mount Everest every year, and not one of them could do it without an army of Sherpas, porters, and others guiding them every step of the way. Steve Brown celebrates these people in The Business of Everest. Some have climbed the world’s tallest mountain a dozen times, risking their lives with every trek and getting

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Eric Shipton and the Yeti

In 1951, a British explorer named Eric Shipton looking for an alternative route up Mt. Everest found a footprint that appeared to be hominoid. He took a picture, and the mystery of the Yeti—a Sherpa word for “wild man”—cast a spell over the world. Daniel Taylor, author of Yeti: The Ecology of a Mystery, has been searching for signs of

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All Female Team for Everest 2018

For some, the phrase “conquering mountains” is metaphorical. In the case of a group of women who are set to make history, the phrase is literal. Five Jordanian women who make up an all-female mountain climbing team have their sights set on climbing Mount Everest starting April 2018 and are doing it all in the name of female empowerment. The

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The Girl Who Climbed Everest

Bonita Norris is the youngest person in the world to have reached both the summit of Mt Everest and the North Pole. She has undertaken six expeditions to the Himalayas and Karakoram. She began climbing age 20 after a chance lecture about mountaineering inspired her to change her life. She is an ambassador for the charity Play For Change, who

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Remeasuring Mount Everest Delayed

The Doklam-standoff has stalled plans of remeasuring Mount Everest. The Survey of India (SoI), responsible for the measurement, as per reports, has delayed plans in which it wanted to include Nepal to eliminate the doubts raised by International Scientific Community that the earthquake on April 25, 2015, could have changed the height of world’s highest peak. To include authorities of Nepal

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