Ellis Stewart Interview

In 2014 and again in 2015 British climber Ellis Stewart survived the two worst disasters in the history of Mount Everest climbing whilst attempting to reach the summit of the mountain. Ellis has kindy done an interview for this website. Ellis Stewart Interview

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Earthquake 16 km from Mount Everest

A Nepali Sherpa mountaineer was killed and a British mountaineer injured after an avalanche, triggered by an earthquake early on Monday morning, hit a group of mountaineers on Mt Amadablam in eastern Nepal. Lakpa Thundu Sherpa, a permanent resident of Pangboche, Solukhumbu district, lost his life when the avalanche struck a 13-member team along with high-altitude workers this morning, according

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Good or Bad News for Everest?

Mountaineering may soon have a new home under the towering north face of Mount Everest. If all goes as planned, the International Mountaineering Center will open in 2019 in Tibet. China will build a $14.7 million facility in Tibet’s Gangkar township, which sits at roughly 14,000 feet. It’s intended to house a travel agency, a helicopter rescue base, and medical services, among other features.

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Renowned Mountaineer has Died

Renowned mountaineer Hasan Sadpara passed away in Rawalpindi on Monday (today). Sadpara was brought to a private hospital in Rawalpindi last week after he was diagnosed with blood cancer however he lost the battle against cancer today. Sadpara, who was among the three Pakistanis to have summited Mount Everest, had been critically ill for the past two months and was

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Drugs on Mount Everest

For as long as sports have existed, athletes have tried to get an edge. But while cyclists, swimmers, and runners have to submit to regular drug tests, mountaineering doesn’t fall under the purview of a governing body like the World Anti-Doping Agency. For years, there have been anecdotal stories of athletes using everything from amphetamines to powerful anti-inflammatory steroids like

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Mount Everest is Calling

Dávid Klein and his climbing partner, Szilárd Suhajda, want to become the first Hungarians to summit Mount Everest without the use of oxygen tanks, according to Origo.hu. There are fourteen peaks on Earth that rise above 8000 meters. Hungarian climbers have summited twelve of them without the use of oxygen tanks, leaving only the two giants, K2 and Mount Everest;

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China to build Tourism Centre near Everest

China has announced an ambitious plan to develop alpine tourism in a small Tibetan town surrounded by the world’s highest peaks. A £11.6 million tourism centre has been planned in Gangkar town near the northern slope of the Mount Everest to attract climbers who wish to conquer the top of the world, according to Chinese media. Chinese officials also hoped the new

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Mallory’s House up for Auction

A Victorian country mansion, whose turrets first inspired Everest hero George Mallory to climb, is set to be auctioned off cheaply after being left to rot. In its heyday sprawling Hobcroft House, in Cheshire, with its turret, spire and adjoining coach house, stables and paddocks was where Mallory honed his climbing skills as a little boy – ahead of his

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Everest Climber Gavin Bate Wins Adward

A death-defying fundraiser who has been on Mount Everest six times to help desperate families has been praised by the Prime Minister. Theresa May reached out to the founder of the Belfast based ‘Moving Mountains’ charity, Gavin Bate, with the UK’s 605th UK Point of Light award. Gavin, a social entrepreneur and keen mountaineer, undertakes mammoth expeditions – including scaling

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The Albanian Expedition to Everest

We had been involved in the project of the eight summits up until 2008 – now five years ago. We started with mt. Kilimanjaro, followed by mt. Elbrus and we knew that Everest was in line as well. The third mountain in this project was mt. Chomolungma, as a way of celebrating the 100 years of independence of Albania. It

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