Ballooning Over Mount Everest

In 1991, in a field near the Nepalese hamlet of Gokyo, four men climbed into two fragile wicker baskets and poured flame into their hot air balloons. They were to become the first balloonists to fly over Mount Everest. For Leo Dickinson and Chris Dewhirst, the cameraman and pilot in one of the balloons, the flight was to settle old

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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

If you have ever thought about doing something truly monumental and life changing this could be your chance. Trek to Everest Base Camp in 2018 with Ellis Stewart, a UK climber and author who attempted to reach the summit of the mountain in 2014 and 2015. Working alongside a hugely popular, friendly and knowledgeable local guide with over 50 treks

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Tips and Tricks For Family Hiking Fun

Our family scouts for new trails on vacations and open weekends. We started our hiking adventure when our oldest child was only a few years old. He was highly energetic yet still in pre-school. We enjoyed the nature as he burned off the extra energy. In our adventures, we have managed to learn tips and tricks for family hiking. Our

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Signed Sir Edmund Hillary Ice Axe Presentation

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” – Sir Edmund Hillary Celebrate your Mount Everest success with a signed Sir Edmund Hillary Ice Axe presentation personalised with images of your own adventure     Mount Everest. Many of you have had the privilege to sit at its base in awe of its majestic splendour but even today only

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Everest Watch Sold for £10,000

The ‘Everest watch’ has be sold for £10,000 inc. premium on the 7th November 2017 at Bonhams Auctions. Robert Loomes, Made In Stamford, England. A stainless steel manual wind wristwatch made on behalf of The Mountain Trust   Model: Everest Date: Made in 2015 for that season’s abandoned attempt. Used again in 2017 Movement: Modified NOS Smiths 19-jewel Cal.01, poised

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Everest VR: The Seeker Expedition

Icelandic virtual reality (VR) developer Sólfar Studios first launched its Everest VR experience back in August 2016 for HTC Vive, going on to release the content for Oculus Rift and most recently PlayStation VR. Today, the studio has announced a free content update called Everest VR: The Seeker Expedition for both PC and console versions. Developed in co-production with Seeker, a digital science and exploration

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30 Women reach Everest Base Camp

A team from Herefordshire are the largest group of women to ever reach Everest Base Camp. The 30 women are also on track to raise more money than planned for their two chosen charities after completing the challenge to climb 5,000m above sea-level. Funds were raised for two charities, one of which was the Community Action Nepal (CAN), and the

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High Rescue on Mount Everest

During the spring of 2017,Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, Ang Tshering Lama, Jagbuy Sherpa, Pema Tsheri Sherpa and Mingma Chhiri Sherpa rescued two mountaineers, who were up in the death zone. 60-year-old Abdul Jabbar Bhatti and his 19-year old guide, Sherpa Dawa Sange reached the summit of Mount Everest but had oxygen problems during their descent. Other teams passed them thinking they

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of November. Mallory’s body was found with rope around his waist. How do you think he parted from Irvine during his fall? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question What caused George Mallory to fall on that fateful day in 1924? Exhaustion 38% He

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